The weekend’s matchday is one of great importance to Duncan Ferguson as he travels to Old Trafford to face a completely changed and energetic United side. Everton’s last three games have been difficult as well, as they faced Leicester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and now Manchester United all consecutively. Having beaten Chelsea, 3-1 during his first game in charge, Duncan Ferguson is now expected to give a tough fight to United as well.
Calvert Lewin, Everton’s number 9 will have expectations to match after his brace versus Chelsea. He will, however, go head to head with United’s Marcus Rashford, who is in red hot form at the moment scoring constantly for club and country. At the age of 22, both of them are exciting players to watch and great things are expected from both of them.
Currently, Marcus Rashford, is miles ahead, having scored 32 goals and provided 16 assists in 4 seasons as compared to Calvert Lewin who has exactly half, 16 goals and 8 assists. At the youth levels for club and country, Calvert Lewin has scored 10 goals in 28 appearances with a ratio of 0.36 as compared to Rashford’s tally of 6 goals in 6 games for the youth. Rashford was a more gifted player and rose to prominence much before and was the second runner up in the Golden Boy awards, behind Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele. In terms of competitions, Rashford is a more decorated footballer as compared to Calvert Lewin, having won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Europa League with Calvert Lewin yet to win at Everton, having won the U-20 world cup in 2017, with England.
A more intrinsic comparison between the two, show Rashford to be a more complete player. In the Premier League this season, Rashford has 3 shots on average, 1.5 key passes and 2 dribbles per game. He has made 1.5 key passes, 24.5 passes, and 1 long ball per game. Comparing Calvert Lewin on the same parameters show that the Everton ace, has 1.5 shots, 0.5 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game. He has made 0.5 key passes, 11 passes, and 0.1 long balls in a game.
Calvert Lewin has a long way to go before he reaches the standards set by Marcus Rashford. At the age of 22, he will now be expected to start proving his worth and challenge for positions in the England National Team, where there is already competition in the attacking positions with Jadon Sancho, Sterling, Rashford, Callum Hudson Odoi, and Tammy Abraham all firing well for club and country. It will take something truly special from Calvert Lewin to break into the team. He does have the potential to do so and may even earn a big-money move for himself in the process.