Exclusive: Danny Mills claims Everton mainstay to be omitted from XI & starlet to replace him


Danny Mills claims that Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to spend the next couple of weeks on the bench with Moise Kean set to lead the line under Marco Silva.

The former Manchester City defender and England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists that the English striker’s lack of goals means that Kean, who was handed his first league start against Wolves, looks set to continue leading the line.

Calvert-Lewin has been a mainstay in the first-team over the last year, keeping Cenk Tosun on the bench for large parts of the 2018/19 campaign.

However, after starting the first three Premier League games, the 22-year-old was benched against Wolves and Mills says that he can expect to remain as a backup option to his 19-year-old teammate for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “I think obviously his position will be taken by Moise Kean over the next whatever it will be, maybe after the international break as he starts to get into the team.

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“I know he’s very, very young but you’re looking at him as the big summer signing to be the number nine on a regular basis.” 

Calvert-Lewin played in all but three of Everton’s Premier League games throughout the 2018/19 campaign, scoring six goals as he shared leading the line with Richarlison and Tosun.

He has 11 goals in 82 Premier League matches and a total of 17 strikes in nearly 100 games for the Toffees.

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