Should Everton keep faith in Calvert-Lewin or go for Giroud

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Calvert-Lewin has featured in all 15 of Everton's league games so far this season. Would his first team chances be harmed by the arrival of Olivier Giroud?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is challenged by Mathias Jorgensen of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December...Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is challenged by Mathias Jorgensen of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December...

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been one of the shining lights of a poor first half to the season for Everton. 

Things are now looking up for the Toffees who have won back to back games after victories over West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park last week.

Calvert-Lewin had a huge influence on both wins. He scored one and created one against Huddersfield and led the line excellently against the Hammers. 

The 20-year-old has played 26 times this season and scored six goals in all competitions. Only Wayne Rooney has scored more for Everton so far. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017...Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017...

But still the belief is that The Toffees needs some added firepower up front in January.

Everton lost Romelu Lukaku in the summer and never really replaced him despite a long summer pursuit of Olivier Giroud. Wayne Rooney has played as a number 10 while Sandro Ramirez's move hasn't quite worked out. 

With Valencia eyeing a loan move for Sandro according to the Daily Mail, has Calvert-Lewin done enough to convince Everton that he can score enough goals to help fire the club up the table instead of pursuing Giroud, who's been linked with a January move in the Liverpool Echo.

So far this season, the Under 20s World Cup winner has brought something no other striker has brought to the team and that's pace. He's also contributed four assists so he's already become a key player for Everton. 

The former Sheffield United man's progress has been steady and is likely to continue in that vein. He's still inconsistent which is common in young players although he's arguably been Everton's player of the season. 

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal scores his sides fifth goal past Jonas Lossl of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on...Olivier Giroud of Arsenal scores his sides fifth goal past Jonas Lossl of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on...

Everton are an ambitious club. They currently lie in 10th so Sam Allardyce has the platform to push the club up towards Europe. Giroud can be that short term fix they need. He's consistently reached double figures for Premier League goals and having someone with that sort of record could be the difference. 

Giroud's arrival may not necessarily mean the end of Calvert-Lewin's run in the team. The pair could compliment each other well as a partnership so signing Giroud may not be a bad thing for Calvert-Lewin as he can still get opportunities with Niasse being the likelier fall guy. 

 

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