Steve Round has described Louis Saha has one of the best strikers he has ever worked with.
The Everton assistant boss is delighted to see the Frenchman return to form, but revealed he still faces strong competition for a place in the starting line-up.
"We're seeing the best of him in an Everton shirt now but I think we're seeing things people have seen before, said Round. “This is why he's played for France in major tournaments and Manchester United in the Champions League.
“He puts it all together - he's got a great touch, great awareness, plays with both feet, he can head it, he's quick, powerful and he's a pleasure to work with. I have told him this season that there are times when Louis Saha can be world class, he's just got to do that more often."
“He is as good as I've worked with and I’ve worked with some top centre forwards. Some I've worked with only have one strength or just a few but Louis seems to have the whole thing.
With a career affected by injury, Round hopes Saha can make headlines for his performances on the pitch. “He's been fantastic (this season). He did every single training session in pre -season. He's been fit for selection for almost every game so he's really got the bit between his teeth this season and if he keeps training and playing like he is, we'll really have a very good season. ”
Round continued: “Let’s not forget Saha's got a bit of competition! Yakubu is coming back who's a proven goalscorer, we've got Jo who's really starting to come to life in the Premier League and a couple of young lads who are starting to come through too.
However, despite all the praise being showered on the Blues’ man-of-the-moment, the striker will still have to fight for his place in David Moyes’ starting XI.
"We're also waiting for Victor Anichebe to get fit again and you saw last season when we had all the centre forwards out Tim Cahill can do a pretty good job there as well. With that sort of fire power in our squad and with all the competitions we are in we shouldn’t be shy of goals this season."