There are a number of key factors as to why Dominic Calvert-Lewin has blossomed into a complete striker and you can't overlook his pre-match chocolate intake as being one.
The Everton No.9 has scored nine goals in six appearances in all competitions this season, including six in the Premier League - where he is the division's top scorer.
And one of the secrets to his success is simple but quirky. According to the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old eats a bag of Maltesers before every game.
You wouldn't normally pinpoint the spherical chocolates as the ideal snack before a game but it's hard to argue against Calvert Lewin's superstition.
This is Dominic Calvert-Lewin just over 5 years ago, scoring 2 goals for non-league @StalyCelticFC in 90 seconds.- Matchday365 (@Matchday365) October 8, 2020
5 years later, he's scored 6 goals in 4 Premier League games for #Everton, and is now representing his country :flag_black:
:sweat_smile: How bout that first goal? pic.twitter.com/nrdo8giXpc
After hitting two hat-tricks in the opening weeks of the campaign, the Sheffield United youth product will now get his chocolate fix on the international stage after receiving a deserved call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad for games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
Speaking ahead of his debut, Calvert-Lewin said: "I am a proud Englishman and proud every time I pull on the England shirt.
"Growing up, I always watched England and envisioned myself playing for England, so it is a very, very proud moment."
Having been part of the Under-20 side that won the World Cup in 2017, Calvert-Lewin is good value for a start given his red-hot form and the amount of games in such a short window.
But he's also going to use this opportunity to learn from Three Lions' skipper Harry Kane and get an idea of the work he puts in to perform at such a high level.
"I'm always learning and he has been scoring goals for a long period of time," he stated, as per the Daily Mail.
"He broke into the Premier League and hit the ground running around the same age as me.
"He's got a lot of things to his game I can learn from and I can add that to my game. He is where he is for a reason. He's worked extremely hard, he's got great ability and he scores goals.
"For me as a player coming into the team, it's nice to get up close and personal and see how he operates on a daily basis."
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