Everton legend Sharp: Jelavic bringing out best in Cahill

Everton legend Graeme Sharp says Nikica Jelavic has helped Tim Cahill recapture his best form.

Everton legend Graeme Sharp says Nikica Jelavic has helped Tim Cahill recapture his best form.

The duo has emerged as David Moyes’ first-choice strike pairing in recent weeks with both players integral to the Blues’ impressive form.

Sharp told evertonfc.com: “Tim has been excellent in the last few games and that is down to his own hard work and endeavour but also because he is playing with a striker in Jelavic who he knows what he is going to do. It has all the makings of a good partnership.

“Tim was fantastic in both games against Sunderland and also particularly in the win over Spurs, I thought.

“There are no doubts with Tim Cahill but – no disrespect to anyone else he has played with up top – he is now paired with someone who can get hold of it, who can link with him, can read where he is going, get beyond him and also feed off him.”

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