By Daniel Feliciano

4th Feb, 2023 | 9:10pm

Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured during Everton win v Arsenal

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was substituted against Arsenal due to a hamstring injury, Everton manager Sean Dyche revealed after the game.

The Toffees earned their first win since October after James Tarkowski’s first goal for the club, as Dyche’s side turned in one of their best performances of the season at Goodison Park.

Calvert-Lewin was substituted immediately after the goal went in on the hour mark, and replaced by Neal Maupay, and the boss revealed after the game that it was a precaution due to injury.

“The boss says Calvert-Lewin was withdrawn in the second half as a precaution with a tight hamstring,” the official club Twitter wrote after the game (4 February).

Not again

It’s the story of the last two years with Calvert-Lewin, and if he’s injured again then the club surely have to consider cutting ties in the summer.

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On his day he is one of the most effective and dangerous strikers in the Premier League, but he is constantly injured and his body can’t seem to cope with the effects of playing top level football.

He played well in his hour on the pitch under Dyche, using his size and physical traits to cause Arsenal’s defence problems and hold the ball up well when needed, and we struggled a lot more once he went off.

But we simply can’t rely on someone who can’t stay fit to be our main source of goals if we’re to avoid relegation this year, and the club have to start to seriously think about what they’re going to do about it.

Hopefully it proves to be not too bad and with no game for another nine days he can recover and play a key part against Liverpool next Monday (13 February) but we’re not holding our breath considering his past.