Everton manager Daid Moyes has praised the growing influence of midfielder Jack Rodwell.
The 19-year-old has been in impressive form at the start of the Toffees' campaign, even outshining key men such as Tim Cahill.
And Moyes has warned Cahill that rising star Rodwell, regarded as one of the hottest young properties in the English game, is putting pressure on the Australian.
Moyes said: "I see Jack, in a way, pushing Tim Cahill at the moment.
"I think Jack is looking as if he is better, at this present time in his career, at getting forward.
"He can score with his feet, he can score with his head.
"He is one that will maybe put a bit of pressure on Tim Cahill in coming from deeper in midfield and scoring."
Rodwell signed a new five-year contract in the summer and Moyes has stressed that he will not risk overplaying the youngster, who has been tipped for an England call-up.
"It's strange," Moyes said. "He played regularly last season and no one was calling for him then.
"It was as if the England team was set. Suddenly they are now calling for
"But young boys take their chance when they get it - Jack Rodwell certainly took his chance and continually improved. He is doing that again this year.
"Jack is a really good player, he is going to be an excellent player.
"We have done well with young players over the years and we will bring them through at the right time and in the right way.
"Jack will play lots of games for Everton and go on to become a good player, but it will be in our time."