defender James Tarkowski is ‘the best English centre-half playing regularly’, according to former England international Danny Murphy.
Tarkowski starred in the Toffees’ 3-0 demolition of on Saturday afternoon and picked up his third clean sheet of the season in the process.
And after a dominant performance alongside compatriot , pundits were quick to suggest that either could have a chance of making ‘s World Cup squad.
The 29-year-old centre-back helped Everton secure their third clean sheet of the season
Danny Murphy claimed that James Tarkowski is ‘the best English centre-half playing regularly’
Speaking on , Murphy said: ‘He’s [Tarkowski] the best English centre-half we have that’s playing regularly. He’s been that good.’
A graphic on screen the showed that he’s recorded the most blocks (25), second most clearances (69) and third most interceptions (21) out of all Premier League defenders this season.
Fellow pundit Martin Keown went on to describe Tarkowski and his central defensive partner Conor Coady and suggested that either one could make Gareth Southgate’s team.
When talking on available options, Keown said: It’s about getting people back from injury. Dier’s probably the only one playing regularly. Stones is sitting on the bench. But these two are really catching the eye’.
‘Conor Coady’s playing in a pair as well! We were told he couldn’t play [in a defensive pairing], but he’s now playing really well.’
Tarkowski (R) and Conor Coady speak during the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday
The Toffees signed both Tarkowski and Coady this summer, as they looked to strengthen their leaky defence, from Burnley and Wolves respectively.
Both defenders have quickly become Frank Lampard’s go-to men at the back and have helped stablise the Toffees’ back-line – having only concede 12 goals this season.
And with Gareth Southgate facing a selection dilemma ahead of Qatar, with a number of his top stars facing a race to be fit in time for the tournament, 파라오사이트 주소 it opens the door for one of the Everton defenders.
The defender has started every single Premier League game for Everton this campaign
However, Tarkowski and Coady aren’t the only ones being touted with an international call-up.
manager Lampard believes striker will give himself a chance of making ‘s World Cup squad if he can stay fit and in form.
In the 3-0 victory over , the 25-year-old scored for the first time since the goal which kept the Toffees in the Premier League last May, coincidentally also against Palace and in front of the Gwladys Street end.
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It was only his fourth appearance of the season and the first time he has made back-to-back starts since a knee injury on the eve of the campaign.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the first time this season as Everton beat Crystal Palace