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30th Apr, 2017 | 1:28pm

'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:

 

https://twitter.com/DL_EFC/status/858654184715034624

https://twitter.com/Ryan1878/status/858654268353630208

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. 

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