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FPL Scout's club review: Calvert-Lewin transformed by Ancelotti

The Scout 31 Jul 2020
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton

The Scout looks at the Everton frontman who was second only to Mohamed Salah for shots in FPL after manager's arrival

The Scout assesses the star performers from each club in the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season, and what managers should look out for as they prepare for the game to launch ahead of the 2020/21 season start on 12 September.

Everton

The appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager in Gameweek 19 proved a huge boost to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's FPL potential.

The Everton striker scored eight of his 13 goals for the season from that point onwards.

Calvert-Lewin goals 2019/20

Although he endured a disappointing end to the campaign, Calvert-Lewin's statistics under the Italian highlight his major goal threat.

His 60 shots were joint-top with Raul Jimenez among forwards from Gameweek 19 onwards. He ranked second only to the 76 of Mohamed Salah overall.

Also, Calvert-Lewin's 53 shots inside the penalty area and 17 big chances were both among the top three players.

Everton's top FPL performers
Player Position Points
Richarlison MID 165
Calvert-Lewin FWD 126
Digne DEF 120
Pickford GKP 117
Sigurdsson MID 95

Ancelotti's decision to mainly use a 4-4-2 formation earned Richarlison a place up front alongside Calvert-Lewin.

The Brazilian enjoyed his most successful FPL campaign, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists to claim 165 points.

But Richarlison's new role could result in a change of position in FPL next season, moving from a midfielder to a forward.

Improvement needed in defence

At the back, Lucas Digne remains one of the most creative players in the Premier League.

The Frenchman's 72 key passes placed eighth overall in FPL, second only to the 87 of Trent Alexander-Arnold in defence.

And his total of eight assists ranked third among defenders.

But Everton must improve at the back before managers consider investing.

They managed just nine clean sheets in 2019/20, a total better than only five other sides.

See: The Scout's 2019/20 FPL club reviews

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