Everton are having fun with a way more steady begin to their Premier League season and are at present unbeaten of their final 5 outings within the prime flight, which will likely be an enormous reduction to Frank Lampard who needed to endure some huge modifications to his staff over the previous few months.
With Brazilian midfielder Allan the most recent to make the transfer away from Merseyside, the Toffees had 12 departures from Goodison Park over the summer season, and there was one participant particularly that prompted an enormous stir.
Richarlison left for Tottenham Hotspur early into the summer season switch window with Everton gathering a £60m switch charge for the proficient ahead. That left Lampard with a gaping gap in his attacking menace because the Brazilian was a constant and dependable performer within the staff, scoring 53 objectives throughout his time on Merseyside.
It was by no means going to be a straightforward job to fill his boots on the membership, and with Dominic Calvert-Lewin choosing up an damage throughout pre-season it left the Toffees’ boss in an excellent weaker place, one which resulted in Anthony Gordon having to take up the centre-forward function of their Premier League opener.
Everton did ultimately signal Brighton and Hove Albion striker Neal Maupay and needed so as to add one other ahead participant within the closing hours of Deadline Day however have been unable to strike an settlement for some other targets in time.
Because of this, Richarlison was by no means actually changed following his departure however what if Lampard might substitute the participant’s purpose contributions with out spending a penny?
One participant who has been ready patiently for his golden alternative at Goodison Park is centre-forward Tom Cannon, who solely final month signed a model new three-year deal to stay with Everton.
Sporting director Kevin Thelwell spoke out on the 19-year-old upon securing the participant’s future till June 2025, hailing Cannon in an interview with Everton’s membership web site, commenting:
“He’s a really proficient younger striker. He has a superb work ethic and has confirmed his capability to attain objectives at each degree he has performed at.
“Now we have a particular growth plan in place for Tom and I’m wanting ahead to seeing him proceed to progress.”
The younger striker has additionally featured on the left wing a handful of occasions – a favorite place of Richarlison – and has scored 44 objectives and delivered 13 assists over his profession to date whereas rising by the ranks of the Everton academy. Impressively, he has registered a purpose contribution each 102 minutes within the U18s and U21s mixed.
This season in Premier League 2, Cannon has been stealing the highlight within the hope of grabbing Lampard’s consideration for a call-up to the senior squad.
He has 4 objectives and two assists in simply 5 matches, that means he’s at present the joint third top-goal scorer within the league. He has additionally caught the attention within the EFL trophy the place he has added one other purpose to his assortment.
With that being stated, Lampard must be conserving an in depth eye on Cannon as he might turn out to be useful for Everton as they progress by the season and home cup competitions. Hoping to comply with within the footsteps of academy graduate, Gordon, he might change into the right substitute for Richarlison’s attacking menace within the coming seasons.