Everton dealt major blow as Dominic Calvert-Lewin ‘re-injured’ ahead of Watford
Everton vs Watford
Everton are back in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon.
The Toffees will play host to Watford at 3 pm UK time as they look to get back to winning ways.
Everton did have a bright start to the season. However, in part due to injury issues, have now slipped down to 8th in the Premier League after losing two drawing one and winning just one of their last four.
Everton, though, still have a number of talented players on their books and probably fancy their chances of getting something against a floundering Watford side.
The Hornets are winless in four and Claudio Ranieri’s stint as manager got off to a nightmare start last weekend when they were smashed 5-0 by Liverpool.
Calvert-Lewin suffers another injury blow
Ahead of the Watford game, Rafa Benitez spoke to the media on Friday.
When doing so, the Spaniard would provide updates on several of his players.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison are two of the Merseyside outfit’s biggest stars, but they have been out injured since before the October break.
Elsewhere, Abdoulaye Doucoure recently picked up an injury issue which looks set to see him out for around six weeks.
And on Friday, Benitez would speak about all three players. Firstly, the Everton boss admitted that Calvert-Lewin could still be out for another 4-5 weeks after picking up another injury:
“We have some issues. Dominic has a re-injury. how long he will be out? We need to see. We will not see him for four or five weeks, maybe. I don’t like to put a timeframe on it.”
The update on Richarlison was then more positive:
“Obviously the match fitness is an issue but he is happy and available for visit of Watford.”
Then, on Doucoure, Benitez said the following in his press conference:
“Doucoure is someone who has lots of energy? How can we replace him? With someone with the same passion and energy, hopefully.”
Quotes via the Liverpool Echo.
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