'Nowhere near a first team starter' - Everton fans in meltdown as attacker starts against Chelsea
By Amir Mir
Dominic Calvert-Lewin starts for Everton against Chelsea – and fans on Twitter have gone into meltdown at the attacker being named in the starting XI.
Ronald Koeman’s team take on the Premier League leaders on Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park.
They will be hoping to cause an upset against the title chasers, who will be looking to put the pressure on Tottenham, who play Arsenal later on in the day.
Everton fans were more concerned at 20-year-old Calvert-Lewin starting another game for the club as many feel he is not even first team standard.
Calvert-Lewin will be starting alongside star striker Romelu Lukaku, who will be coming up against his old club.
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One fan stated that the Everton academy product is ‘nowhere near a first team starter’ as he will be looking to prove his doubters wrong.
Following West Brom’s 1-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday, Koeman’s team have secured their place in Europe for next season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
what's happened to Schneiderlin and honestly dont know what koeman sees in Calvert Lewin not happy with that side today.
— Paul Martin (@duncanthelegend) April 30, 2017
Calvert-Lewin over Lookman or Mirallas pic.twitter.com/ReK32ykJ4J
— AP (@ApEfc) April 30, 2017
I was confident until I seen that. Calvert-Lewin is no where near a 1st team starter.
— andrew (@matty78) April 30, 2017
Calvert Lewin ain't good enough for the under 23rs let alone ahead of mirralas a d lookman..this is the only one that I'm bit getting??
— Richard Somers (@Rico1878Somers) April 30, 2017
Calvert Lewin isn't good enough. Another battering incoming. No Morgan either. #EFC
— Wes (@WDR573) April 30, 2017
Really wish we’d stop playing Calvert-Lewin as a wife forward. Doesn’t look like it suits him at all.
— Rachael Cotgrave (@bluegirl1878) April 30, 2017
Calvert-Lewin offers nothing, would much rather have Kev
— Rich (@Rich1878) April 30, 2017
Over the course of the season, Calvert-Lewin has played nine Premier League matches for his side, starting two of those matches.
During his first start for the club against Hull in March, the Toffees youngster opened the scoring as his team went on to clinch a 4-0 win on home soil.
He will be looking to add to his goal tally once again as Koeman puts more faith in his youngsters in what is a tricky fixture.
The Merseyside club have tasted only one defeat at home this term and that was against local rivals Liverpool in December.
In other Everton news, fans take to Twitter to celebrate this major development.