By Azeem Siddiqui

4th Aug, 2022 | 9:45pm

Frank Lampard confirms Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to miss six weeks of action

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Everton star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to be out of action for up to six weeks

The 25-year-old suffered a knee injury in the training session and won’t be involved in the opening month of the Premier League season. Reports earlier in the week suggested that Calvert-Lewin will be out of action for up to three months.

However, Lampard, while talking to the media on Thursday, revealed that the England international will miss six weeks of action.

“Losing a player like Dominic, with his quality, in the week going into the first game is obviously going to affect you,” he said.

“I think we’re probably looking at around six weeks for the injury. I saw a lot of crazy rumours yesterday, but he’s been assessed over a couple of days and that’s where we’re at.”

Slightly better

It goes from bad to worse for Calvert Lewin at Everton. Signed as a forward with lots of potential by Ronald Koeman, he started to repay the trust by having a fantastic 2020/21 season under Carlo Ancelotti.

In that campaign, the 25-year-old scored 16 goals in 33 Premier League appearances and had a rating of 7.17, according to Whoscored.

As a result of his performances, he received his first call-up to the England national team where he was playing as the second choice to Harry Kane.

However, things have turned ugly in the last 12 months for the former Sheffield United man as he only made 17 Premier League appearances due to injuries, scoring five goals for the Merseyside club [Transfermarkt].

As Lampard has already lost Richarlison this summer, he has limited players in attack and the importance of Calvert-Lewin was even greater.

Even though the recent development will be a bad one for Everton, but contrasting to earlier news which suggested that the 25-year-old might be out of action for up to three months, there will be a definite sigh of relief amongst the Goodison Park-faithful.