Rafa Benitez provides update on Calvert-Lewin & Richarlison’s availability vs Southampton

Rafa Benitez provides update on Calvert-Lewin & Richarlison’s availability vs Southampton

Everton vs Southampton

Everton will face off with Southampton on Saturday afternoon in their first Premier League game of the campaign.

The last few months have of course seen a fair bit of change happening at Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti, after less than a year at the helm, would leave the Toffees to re-join Real Madrid.

And after something of a drawn-out saga, Everton eventually appointed former Liverpool man Rafa Benitez as his replacement.

Everton have also, at the time of writing, brought in Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic.

Southampton, meanwhile, have not had the best of summers to date. They have lost key man Danny Ings to Aston Villa, with Jannick Vestergaard also looking set for the exit door:

Rafa Benitez on Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Rafa Benitez spoke to the media on Friday.

When doing so, the Spaniard would be drawn on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The striker would miss Everton’s final pre-season clash of the summer last weekend with what Everton described at the time as a ‘slight knock’:

However, speaking at his press conference on Friday, Benitez would confirm that both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison – who has only recently returned from the Olympics with Brazil – are available at the weekend:

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