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Sam Allardyce claims England need to look at Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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Sam Allardyce claims England need to look at Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Sam Allardyce has raved about Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and insists that England boss Gareth Southgate has to look at drafting him into the senior international squad.

The 22-year-old is enjoying a decent individual season so far at Goodison Park and has become a mainstay in the starting XI.

He’s scored four times in his last five Premier League games and now has 14 goals in 30 games across all competition this campaign.

The English striker has blossomed since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as manager and also has a great understanding in attack alongside Brazilian teammate Richarlison.

Calvert-Lewin is a physical forward that is dominant in the air, has a tremendous work-rate, and brings others into play.

He’s represented England at Under-21 and Under-20 age level, but is yet to earn a senior call-up for the Three Lions.

With Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford injured going into England’s March fixtures, it will be intriguing to see if the goalscoring improvement of Everton’s Calvert-Lewin will see him drafted into the squad.


Former Toffees boss Allardyce would like to see him come into the frame and highlighted the main area he’s improved.

“I think Gareth has to get his boys to go and watch him. I’ve said many a time the only thing missing in Dominic’s armour was goals, and those goals are coming in on a regular basis,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.

“Certainly needs to be looked at [by England]. If Harry Kane is struggling and Marcus Rashford, he should definitely come into the picture based on his experience in the Premier League, his age and his quality.

“He’s always had the quality he’s just been missing the goalscoring touch and that goalscoring touch is looking pretty good at the moment.”

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TBR’s View:

Calvert-Lewin’s rise at Everton this season has been one of their main success stories and he is a player that keeps improving.

He’s still a young talent that is judged too harshly at times, but he’s now beginning to find the net on a more consistent basis and their is excitement that he still has plenty more potential to fulfil.

His physical presence would certainly add a much-needed option within the England squad and taking a look at him in March seems a no-brainer for Southgate.

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