Everton manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be unavailable for tomorrow’s game against Chelsea.
The Blues will be looking to make it four wins in a row and continue their strong run of form in all competitions.
Three victories in a week in the Premier League and Champions League have brought some of the feel good factor back to Stamford Bridge, despite seemingly very little to play for domestically this season.
Nevertheless, a win against Everton at the weekend will continue their good form, as they look to maintain their standards ahead of the Champions League quarter-final tie with Real Madrid.
The Toffees are currently threatened by the prospect of relegation from the Premier League. However, they did return to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over high-flying Brentford.
Dyche confirms Calvert-Lewin absence
Dyche has now confirmed that his star striker, who has been capped numerous times for England, will not be available for selection.
He said: “We’re still monitoring the situation, we’re careful and he’s being careful with his body. Trying to give him every opportunity. He wasn’t overly in my thinking for the Chelsea game regardless of anything else because obviously the international break comes so we can use that even more wisely.
“He’s felt something that we have to be careful with. He’s had to be careful, because we want to get him as strong as he was two years and get him back to that statistical level as well.”
Chelsea have a few injury problems to deal with themselves. Raheem Sterling notably is likely to be missing after an issue that has seen him not selected for the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.
They will be hopeful that Reece James will be back available after an illness saw him miss the game against Leicester City.