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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has raved about Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as quoted in The Guardian.

Lampard has been impressed by how Calvert-Lewin has progressed in his career.

The former England international midfielder made the comments ahead of the Premier League game between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday evening.

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Lampard told The Guardian about Calvert-Lewin: “It is an exciting battle. I profess my love for Tammy enough sitting here. He’s my player. To speak about an opposition player is a bit different but what I do respect about Calvert-Lewin is that – and this is from afar because I don’t know him – it feels like a career that he has really worked for. That sounds simple but it is not a straightforward pathway.

“Not everyone gets in their first team at 17 or 18 other than the Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen types of the world. Other players have to find different ways and now he has shown, last season and particularly this season, consistently he’s an all-round striker. Every part of his game is a real threat.

“He has quite rightly got into the England team and he has settled into that so he is a major threat for us at the weekend and for Everton going forward. That’s why he has scored so many goals, so fair play to him. It is a good challenge for England to have a few strikers competing and he has thrown himself into that question.”

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Important player for Everton

Calvert-Lewin has been superb for Everton so far this season and is scoring goals on a regular basis.

The striker has taken his game to another level under Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti and has evolved as a player.

According to WhoScored, the England international striker has scored 11 goals in 11 Premier League matches for Everton so far this season.

During the 2019-20 campaign, the 23-year-old striker has scored 13 goals and provided one assist in 36 league matches for the Merseyside club, according to WhoScored.

Everton are not in good form at the moment, while Chelsea are flying, and for the Toffees to pick up all three points from the match at Goodison Park on Saturday evening, Calvert-Lewin will have to be at his best.

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