Nigerian International and Olympic silver medallist Victor Anichebe said he believes he could play alongside Nikica Jelavic in the Everton attack and says it would be formidable strike force.
Anichebe has deputised for senior hit-man, Nikica Jelavic three times so far this season, scoring three goals and underlining his return to full fitness with some impressive displays.
The 24-year-old has shared the pitch with Jelavic for only 54 of the 810 minutes of football played by ‘The Blues’ this term.
"I think I can play with him. Me and Niki have spoken about it before - we could definitely do that well,” he told Evertontv.
"But Felli (Marouane Fellaini) has been playing there and has been unbelievable. We also have Naisy (Steven Naismith) and Tolis (Apostolos Vellios) so we have people who can play with Jela and there is a lot of competition there."
And that wealth of options is something Anichebe said he believes is crucial if ‘The Blues’ are to continue finding the right balance to pick up points on the road. Everton travel to Queens Park Rangers Sunday in search of their third win away from home this season. "It is always going to be a tough game," Anichebe added.
And if Anichebe is called upon - be it alongside Jelavic or as the lone forward, he is confident he will deliver. He continued: "I feel good. I feel like I have come in when needed and done well. Even against Wigan I didn't play so much, but I was involved in the goal and I felt good when I came on.