Carlo Ancelotti and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were named the best coach and player in the Premier League in September 2020.
Ancelotti surpassed three candidates, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers, and Dean Smith. All four coaches shared the winning record in September 2020, with Liverpool, Leicester, and Aston Villa. Ancelotti won the fifth “best coach of the month” award, in November 2009, August 2010, March 2011, April 2011, and September 2020.
For the fifth time, Ancelotti received the monthly award in England, after four honored occasions at Chelsea. Only nine coaches have more tournaments than Ancelotti.
For the first time since February 2009, Everton won two important monthly awards. Meanwhile, midfielder Phil Jagielka and coach David Moyes were honored. This time, Calvert-Lewin was named as teacher Ancelotti.
Calvert-Lewin beat teammate James Rodriguez, along with Patrick Bamford, Timothy Castagne, Harry Kane, Tariq Lamptey, Sadio Mane, and Jamie Vardy to win the first prize in his career. The 23-year-old striker scored five goals in three games last month and was called up for England for the first time. For the first time since Lukaku in March 2017, Everton has a new player to win the award.
Everton beat Tottenham 1-0, West Brom 5-2, and Crystal Palace 2-1 in September. They extended their winning streak when they defeated Brighton 4-2 on October 3. Ancelotti’s teachers and students dominated the top of the table, with 12 points.
The transformation of Everton
Thanks to the interest-free investment of nearly half a billion USD from owner Farhad Moshiri, Everton gradually revealed its ambition to climb into the ranks of Premier League giants.
Everton is fourth-richest in England, with nine championships, behind Man Utd, Liverpool, and Arsenal. Goodison Park was also the first dedicated football field in England, in 1892. Tradition will also be the foundation for Everton to transform into the new giants of the Premier League.
The generous bosses like Moshiri, or Usmanov, pay money for a team that had precedent in the Premier League, which is Abramovich and Al Nahyan. It took Abramovich two years to help Chelsea win the championship, while Al Nahyan took four years. Competitiveness at the top of the Premier League is increasing, and Moshiri needs many more years to hope to conquer the title. But, he is ready for a war that smells of money.