Toffees top of the league
Everton have had a perfect start to the 2020/2021 season. They lead the Premier League with four wins out of four, their best league start since 1969/70, a season they won the title. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won seven games in a row in all competitions for the first time since April 1987, a year they also won the league.
Calvert-Lewin’s glut of goals
The Toffees beat Brighton 4-2 at Goodison Park on Saturday with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring his ninth goal of the season in just six games and Columbian creator James Rodriguez netting a brace.
Calvert-Lewin’s form has rewarded him with a first England call-up for the games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark. The striker rose highest at the back-post to score yet another header, his seventh in the Premier League since the start of last season. No player has scored more headed goals in that time.
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James the creator
Everton were without midfielder Allan, while forward Richarlison was substituted through injury but they had James Rodriguez, who once again contributed with two neat back-post finishes and an assist for fellow Columbian Yerry Mina.
The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder has now been directly involved in six goals in his first five games for Everton in all competitions.
An issue for Everton is the form of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who has made 11 errors leading to goals since his debut for Everton in August 2017 – more than any other goalkeeper in that time. Everton signed Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen on deadline day and he could possibly rival the England goalkeeper for the No.1 spot.