Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has actually been hailed as ‘elite’ by previous Premier League striker Ian Wright as the Match of the Day pundit called his Premier League Team of the Season.

Two Everton gamers made the expert’s best XI of the project to date – Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin – while Liverpool were only represented by Andy Robertson, who made the side ahead of Lucas Digne.

” If we’re going to talk about these three, then the introduction of Calvert-Lewin has to be up there, has actually to be admired,” stated Wright as he talked through his frontline.

” There was a time not too long ago where people were stating Calvert-Lewin was simply not great enough for this level and he’s not going to score the goals.

” I remember to saying to someone I see him and he does all the important things a striker does; near post, far post, link the play, unbelievable in the air, he wins his own flick-ons.

” And when I watched him you think to yourself if he could include objectives to his game, then we’re discussing elite.

” Now he’s scoring, you take a look at it and you believe to yourself he’s the stereotypical centre forward now: ratings objectives, scrappy in package, he remains in there.”

Calvert-Lewin will be hoping Everton can get one over his former side, Sheffield United, this evening, as Carlo Ancelotti’s guys face Chris Wilder’s team.

Sheffield United have selected up just 2 points from their 14 league matches up until now this season.

Only Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion have yielded more objectives than they have to date, indicating Calvert-Lewin will have his eye on returning to the top of the top-flight goalscoring charts.

Ian Wright’s Premier League Group of the Season in full: Emiliano Martinez, James Justin, Conor Coady, Michael Keane, Andy Robertson, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Bruno Fernandes, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dominic Calvert-Lewin