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Pundit fears ‘exceptional’ Everton star will miss Carlo Ancelotti - it’s not James Rodriguez

Pundit Martin Keown has claimed that Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a player that could really miss Carlo Ancelotti. 

The Toffees will start the new season without Ancelotti in charge, as the Italian manager exited Goodison Park this summer to rejoin his former club Real Madrid. It was news that rocked the club’s fanbase.

Unfortunately, Everton supporters are still waiting for the appointment of his successor. 

Most would name attacking midfielder James Rodriguez as the individual that will miss Ancelotti most, as a large reason he moved to Goodison Park last year was because of him. 

However, Keown fears that Everton striker Calvert-Lewin will view him as a big loss. 

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“Calvert-Lewin is exceptional in the air. That leap against Austria was something else. He jumped over the opposition defender and nearly out of the ground,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“He’ll miss having Carlo Ancelotti as his manager at Everton because his game really grew under him, particularly when it comes to being more of a fox in the box.”

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Ancelotti has left big mark on Everton frontman Calvert-Lewin

Clearly, Ancelotti had a big impact on several players during his 18 months on Merseyside. Calvert-Lewin arguably benefited most of all.

The England international has established himself as a top forward in the Premier League.

His return of 21 goals across all competitions last season shows progression, and his all-round game is improving. 

Calvert-Lewin’s focus is now on Euro 2020 this summer with the Three Lions, but it’ll be interesting to see how he performs with a new manager in charge of his club next season. Right now, it’s still unclear on who that will be.

Aged 24, there should still be plenty more to come from him.

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