What’s the latest?
The Everton boss gave an update on Dominic Calvert-Lewin during his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Wolves on Monday.
Lampard told the media (via Goodison News):
“Dominic is recovering well.
“We are hopeful his knee injury has cleared up and now we have to make sure we get him match fit and ready so we will see how that one goes.”
It’s a big boost
There is no doubt that a return for Calvert-Lewin will be a huge boost for Everton in their pursuit to improve their performances and position in the Premier League over their upcoming fixtures.
Everton are currently 17th in the top flight and only one point clear of the relegation zone after a run of poor form ahead of the World Cup break, so it will be crucial for them to hit the ground running by picking up points to avoid another survival scrap at the bottom of the table.
Not only that, the Toffees have only scored 11 goals over their campaign so far which is the second-worst tally in the entire Premier League, something Lampard must improve in order to comfortably compete.
Calvert-Lewin is by far Everton’s most experienced forward scoring 59 goals and registering 18 assists over 197 appearances so far and has been a game-changer in some of the most important moments for the Toffees, including scoring a winning goal in the penultimate game of last season to secure the club’s survival against Crystal Palace.
The 25-year-old goal machine has only made 24 appearances in all competitions since the beginning of the 2021/22 campaign due to a number of recurring injury issues, however, Lampard will be hoping that Calvert-Lewin’s most recent recovery will reignite the player’s consistency in the team.
With that in mind, Lampard must deploy Calvert-Lewin if he is available to feature against Wolves as he could be the difference in the team to lead them to victory so that Everton can widen their gap with the bottom three.