Everton’s striker crisis deepens with the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss this weekend’s game due to an injury he sustained in training. Calvert-Lewin, who has missed a significant portion of the season so far with various injuries, will now reportedly be out until the end of this month’s international break. This blow leaves the Toffees desperately short of options up front, with Richarlison and Cenk Tosun likely to be called upon to fill the gap left by Calvert-Lewin’s absence.
Speaking about Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury, Everton manager Sean Dyche stated that the player had “just felt something that we’ve had to be careful with.” He denied that Calvert-Lewin had suffered a setback and claimed that the club was monitoring the situation closely. Dyche also disclosed that the striker had not been in his thinking for the Chelsea game, regardless of his fitness, due to the upcoming international break. Dyche hopes to use this break to get the striker back to his pre-injury strength level.
Meanwhile, Everton’s on-loan player Dele Alli, who is struggling at Besiktas, will remain there for the time being. Dyche stated that he would have to wait and see what happens with Alli’s future at Everton. Additionally, defender Conor Coady missed out on inclusion in the England squad on Thursday after losing his place in the Everton side in recent weeks to Michael Keane.
Despite the current woes, it seems that Dyche remains focused on the challenge ahead. Speaking about the Toffees’ prospects in the coming weeks, he stated that he was only concentrating on Everton and continuing to build on the team’s recent improvements. Dyche believes that the team is showing “strong signs of improvement” in various areas and is looking to put the building blocks in place for success. With nine teams covered by just five points, the race to avoid relegation looks set to go down to the wire. However, Dyche remains optimistic that Everton can emerge from the competition unscathed.
In conclusion, Everton’s injury woes may have deepened with Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury, but Dyche and his team are determined to continue the work they have started and build for a better future. With the prospect of relegation looming, the club will need all the resilience and tenacity they can muster to avoid the drop.