By Saikat Mandal

3rd Aug, 2022 | 8:10pm

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be out for four-six weeks

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be out for four to six weeks, as per Joe Strange.

The Daily Mail journalist wrote on Twitter on 3 August that the Toffees are heading for “serious trouble”, as they do not have any credible back-up options at the moment.

Calvert-Lewin struggled with injuries last season, and his fitness problems are becoming a “real worry” for the club.

Huge blow

Frank Lampard has confirmed on 3 August that Calvert-Lewin is certain to miss the action against Chelsea in the Premier League opener after he picked up a “freak” injury [Liverpool Echo].  

The next few months are massive for the striker. Every player will be trying to give their best and book a place for the World Cup, and it will be a shame if Calvert-Lewin misses out through injury. 

He must get back to full fitness at the earliest and start delivering at the same time in order to have any chance of getting into Gareth Southgate’s first team. 

It’s a huge blow for the Toffees. They have failed to sign a striker, and with Calvert-Lewin now out for a month or more, they don’t have enough back-up options. 

Frank Lampard can only rely on the likes of Salomon Rondon and Lewis Dobbin, while he could ask Dele Alli to play in the false nine role as well.