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Everton Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin Has A Bizarre Pre-Match Superstition

Josh Lawless

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Everton Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin Has A Bizarre Pre-Match Superstition

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.

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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Football News, Football, England, Everton

Josh Lawless
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