In Sunday’s matchday programme for the visit of Burnley, Dominic Calvert-Lewin revisits the night in August when he subjected Manchester City’s three costly centre-backs to a torrid 90 minutes – and how he aims to build on his impressive year with the Blues.
The 20-year-old was given his chance to play up front for Everton at the Etihad Stadium - and how he seized it, carrying the fight to Vincent Kompany, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi – 137 international caps between them – and assuredly setting up Wayne Rooney to score Everton’s goal in an eventual 1-1 draw.
“I just went into it as if it was a normal game of football and tried to play to my strengths,” says Calvert-Lewin. “Thankfully, I put in a good performance… it was probably my most enjoyable performance in an Everton shirt – and one I will look to replicate in the near future.”
Also in Sunday’s edition, Calvert-Lewin’s Everton and England Under-21 teammate Mason Holgate talks about his progress since moving to Goodison Park from Barnsley just over two years ago, while we find out more about Frenchman Morgan Schneiderlin in My Firsts.
Daniel Amokachi, a visitor to L4 for last weekend’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth, is the subject of our ex-player interview, skipper Phil Jagielka pays tribute to another ex-Blue, Gareth Barry, after he overtook Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record on Monday night, and we dig into our historical archives to discover the best photographs from past encounters with the Clarets.
As ever, Ronald Koeman discusses his thoughts in his manager’s notes, Yannick Bolasie tells us how his life might have panned out but for football in ‘If I’, and the kids section also boasts plenty of fun games and quizzes for young Blues.
For all this and much more, pick up your copy of the matchday programme, priced at £3.50, around the ground or from the Club stores before the game. Alternatively, you can also purchase a digital version or a subscription here.