Everton Injury News: Dominic Calvert-Lewin boost as three centre backs unavailable

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Everton are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games and huge praise must go to Frank Lampard who has transformed the side into a robust and sturdy side over the course of the summer. Everton have had a number of injury concerns since the very first game of the season but Lampard has been successful in getting the best out of the team.

Everton were triumphant at Southampton, coming back from a goal behind to clinch all three points, registering their first away win of the season. Now back at Goodison Park, the Toffees host Erik ten Hag’s men on Sunday evening.

In the very first game of the season, Everton lost Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey to long term injuries. Mason Holgate also suffered a knee injury against Brentford leaving Lampard with three centre backs. Conor Coady and James Tarkowski have stepped up massively and showcased their fine defending skills.

Ahead of the game against Manchester United, Lampard has taken stock of the fitness situation, addressing the media about Dominic Calvert-Lewin and other players who have been unavailable for the last few matches.

Everton Injury News vs Manchester United

"“Yeah, he’s [Dominic Calvert-Lewin] in contention. We’ll have to see how match-fit he is but in terms of the injury, he’s better. It’s a really big boost. He was pivotal to us staying in the league last year. We need to keep him fit and playing properly.” (via club’s YouTube Channel)"

Calvert-Lewin suffered a freak injury ahead of the season opener against Chelsea and has been sidelined ever since. Lampard confirmed that Calvert-Lewin returned to training after the international break and is now in contention for selection.

In the Englishman’s absence, Neal Maupay has come in and settled well in Merseyside. He netted the winner against West Ham United and was impressive in games against Southampton and Liverpool. The former Chelsea boss also gave a quick update on Holgate and Mina.

"“Training with us[Mina and Holgate], which is great. Yerry came in, in the last couple of days, Mason came in today for a part of the training. Both are working hard to get there. This weekend comes too early for both of them, definitely for Mason. We hope for a good week’s training next week and they can be in contention from there on.”"

Apart from the aforementioned trio, Nathan Patterson, Andros Townsend and Ben Godfrey remain long term absentees.

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