Everton fell to a convincing defeat on Sunday, and the performance of Dominic Calvert-Lewin showed exactly why Marco Silva should have signed a striker this summer.
Until Sunday, Everton had been solid but largely underwhelming this season, failing to convert draws against Wolves and Huddersfield into wins.
The Toffees made a splash in the transfer market for the second consecutive summer under the leadership of Silva and Marcel Brands, but it looks like the pair made a major error by not signing another goalscorer.
Cenk Tosun is yet to find the net this season, and the only player that could really take the Turkish international’s spot in the starting eleven is Calvert-Lewin, who had a nightmare against the Hammers.
The 6 ft 2 in youngster completed a horrific 47 per cent of his passes in the 3-1 defeat, touching the ball just 35 times.
He did not manage a single shot, key pass or successful cross, which is extremely worrying given that he spent most of the afternoon on the wing.
As if the 47 per cent pass completion rate wasn’t bad enough, the 21 year-old also took five unsuccessful touches, the most of any player, and was dispossessed twice, the most of any Everton player.
With Tosun misfiring, the Toffees should have signed another goalscorer to really push the former Besiktas man for that starting spot, and Calvert-Lewin just isn’t good enough.
So, Everton fans, what did you think of your attacking performance against West Ham? Should Silva and Brands have signed another striker? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…