Everton have made a decent start to the 2019/20 campaign, winning against Watford last weekend to follow up a decent point at Crystal Palace on the first day.
Boss Marco Silva knows that he must try and push towards European qualification this season and his summer recruits should give Everton every chance.
One of the more eye-catching summer signings was Moise Kean. The highly-rated Italian arrived from Juventus for £27.5 million (BBC Sport).
It was anticipated that he would compete with last season’s top scorer Richarlison and the club’s new number nine Dominic Calvert-Lewin to lead the attack.
Some comments from Silva this week indicate that it is now a two-horse race for that position.
The Toffees boss this week told the Liverpool Echo that the Brazilian is viewed as a winger.
Silva told the Liverpool Echo: “I was thinking more about him on the left or the right – more on the left if I am honest with you – but we used him on the right and he did really well and the other winger did well also.”
Those comments should be music to the ears of both Kean and Calvert-Lewin. The former Sheffield United man has started the first two games of the campaign. The challenge for both is to convince Silva that they are the striker to produce the good this season.
If one of the two can start finding the net on a regular basis then opportunities will be there.
It looks like being an interesting battle between the two highly-rated young strikers and with Richarlison out of the picture the ball is now in their court.