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Everton expertise who left too quickly is now outscoring Calvert-Lewin


Over the past couple of seasons, Everton have needed to work on a strict price range given their PSR and FFP troubles in current months, with most signings both on free transfers or low switch charges.

The FFP points have allowed boss Sean Dyche to work intently along with his squad, permitting him to tug his facet away from any looming relegation menace after the factors deduction earlier this marketing campaign.

The membership have been compelled to promote a lot of their key belongings in recent times to stability the books, with the likes of Richarlison and Anthony Gordon simply two examples of gamers the membership have needed to promote to attempt to adjust to the Premier League’s strict guidelines.

Nonetheless, the membership additionally allowed one member of the primary crew to depart the membership again in 2021, with the previous Toffee now excelling away from Goodison Park.

Bernard’s stats at Everton

After arriving at Everton on a free switch from Ukrainian facet Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, Brazilian winger Bernard took his time to settle into life in England, struggling to make an on the spot influence, scoring simply as soon as in his first season within the Premier League.


He by no means actually made a big impact with a purpose return throughout his time with the Toffees, solely discovering the web on eight events throughout his 84 appearances throughout his time on the membership.

Nonetheless, his greatest marketing campaign got here within the 2019/20 season, with the “unbelievable” attacker, as hailed by Leighton Baines, registering three targets and two assists in his 27 league outings – together with an excellent solo effort within the victory over West Ham United.

He would fail to duplicate his type of the aforementioned marketing campaign, with the wideman solely making 12 appearances within the Premier League after falling down the pecking order beneath boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Bernard would subsequently depart the Toffees throughout the summer season of 2021, becoming a member of Sharjah FC within the United Arab Emirates on a two-year deal, bringing his three-year stint on the membership to a detailed.

Bernard’s stats in 2023/24

Three years on from his Everton departure, the now 31-year-old is plying his commerce in Greece, starring for Panathinaikos within the Greek Tremendous League.

He is loved an excellent marketing campaign, with the Brazilian scoring on six events and offering 9 assists throughout his 42 appearances in all competitions, in one in all his most efficient seasons thus far.


His tally in Greece has seen him outscore £100k-per-week Toffees ahead Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with the 27-year-old solely managing to seek out the web on 4 events beneath Dyche this marketing campaign.

Chosen Everton gamers Bernard has outscored in 23/24 – all comps


Objective tally

Dominic Calvert-Lewin




Jack Harrison


Dwight McNeil


Arnaut Danjuma


James Garner


Stats by way of Transfermarkt

Albeit, the previous Everton attacker has managed to attain extra targets in a lower-quality division, however in a marketing campaign the place the membership are the second-lowest scorers within the Premier League, his creativity and goalscoring might’ve been of use to Dyche’s facet.

Nonetheless, it is good to see a former expertise excelling after a troublesome time in England – with Bernard by no means in a position to absolutely showcase the expertise that he possesses while with Everton.


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