Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to miss England internationals with foot injury
It has been another strong start to the season for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has netted three goals in three games to help Everton take seven points from a possible nine at the beginning of the Premier League season.
Most Premier League goals since the start of the 2020/21 season:
◉ Harry Kane (23)
◉ Mo Salah (23)
◉ Bruno Fernandes (21)
◉ Dominic Calvert-Lewin (19)
Leading the line for Everton. pic.twitter.com/FBSMCjWMua
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 28, 2021
It has not been his goals (2 of which have come from the penalty spot) that have impressed as much as his all-round hold-up play, as well as the persistent aerial presence in both boxes as Rafa Benitez looks to get a system working around the Englishman.
Calvert-Lewin set to miss England internationals through injury
The Everton man’s good form has seen him become a regular in the England squad, and he was part of the 26 man squad that reached the Euro 2020 final before penalty heartbreak, although he was only afforded 2 appearances, a total of 17 minutes, on the pitch.
Nevertheless, he was called up for England’s September qualifying matches, against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.
Here it is… your #ThreeLions squad for September! 👊 pic.twitter.com/wwjJEiVGz6
— England (@England) August 26, 2021
However, as per Mark Mcgrath of the Telegraph, he is set to withdraw injured from the above squad. The Englishman has, in fact, played through the opening three games of the season with a fractured big toe, and has been managing the pain with the help of injections.
However, it is thought that the 24 year-old will use this opportunity to let his injury heal and get himself ready to continue his fine goalscoring form for Everton when the Premier League resumes.
This could, in turn, open the door for one of Aston Villa’s duo Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings to take his place, while the likes of Newcastle’s Callum Wilson would be a more rogue option.
Who do you think Southgate should opt for?