Everton’s flying start to the 2020/21 Premier League season continued on Saturday as they continued their 100% winning record, overcoming Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
There were no prizes for guessing the goalscorers for the Toffees, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his incredible start to the season, while his strike partner Richarlison found the net from the penalty spot.
The two forwards were getting into good positions all day, managing to get five shots off between them, finding the net twice, meaning they had a conversion rate of 40%.
With those two in red hot form, it has come as something of a surprise to see the Merseyside club linked with another striker this week, with reports claiming that they’re in the race to sign Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli.
While the Pole would be a handy addition after netting 11 goals in Serie A last season, you can’t help but feel that Marcel Brands would be better off allocating the club’s remaining transfer budget towards other areas in the squad.
Yes, Everton could probably do with a backup to Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, but it’s hard to imagine a Champions League regular who has his 28 goals in his last two seasons is going to come cheaply, and if the Toffees have one big transfer still up their sleeve, it should be used to plug another area.
Another centre-back wouldn’t go amiss, and with the club linked with the likes of Fikayo Tomori and Jean-Clair Todibo, it would be silly to go out and spend big money on Milik before that area is adequately covered.
Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are one of the most deadly duos in England at the moment, and Everton shouldn’t be looking to upset the fine balance that they have struck there.