Sky Sports have provided an injury update on Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Everton striker was not seen in training today and looks set to miss his side’s Premier League opener against Chelsea.
Sky Sports News’ Alan Irwin said: “No Dominic Calvert-Lewin, we can see Frank Lampard here, a big blow as the centre-forward suffered this injury in training yesterday.
“We are still trying to determine the extent of the injury. Everton aren’t exactly overloaded with options to replace Calvert-Lewin.
Calvert-Lewin has had its fair share of injury problems over the past 12 months, missing more than half of Everton’s games last season.
The England international missed much of the first half of last season with a fractured toe and then complained of a thigh problem as the campaign drew to a close.
The extent of Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury is not known but Everton fans will hope it is nothing serious as the Toffees are yet to replace last season’s top scorer. Richarlison, following his £60m move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Calvert-Lewin injury update is bad news for Everton
Frank Lampard couldn’t have imagined a worse position to injure a key player.
With Calvert-Lewin set to be out for the weekend and Salomon Rondon suspended after being sent off against Brentford at the end of last season, Lampard will have to get creative.
Lampard could turn to youngster Lewis Dobbin but reports suggest Dobbin is set to leave the club on loan, although that could be delayed to allow the 19-year-old to replace Calvert-Lewin.
Dele Alli has played as a centre-forward a few times, and Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi are both versatile enough to play in multiple attacking roles.
Lampard hopes Everton can get a deal down the line quickly for one of the forwards they have been linked with.
Armando Broja has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, while Lampard is also interested in reuniting with Michy Batshuayi.
The problem will be to convince Chelsea, their next opponent, to strengthen their matchday one opponents by giving the green light to a deal for either player.
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