Everton's Calvert-Lewin is in contention to feature against Man City

Everton are handed a timely boost as Frank Lampard confirms injury-plagued Dominic Calvert-Lewin is back in contention for their trip to Man City after picking up a hamstring injury in November

  • Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is available for their upcoming clash 
  • The forward missed their Boxing Day clash with Wolves due to fitness struggles 
  • Calvert-Lewin has been troubled by injuries throughout the league season 
  • However, he’s now in contention to return for the Toffees against Man City

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is back in contention for Saturday’s tough Premier League trip to champions Manchester City.

The England international missed the Boxing Day defeat by Wolves due to a lack of match fitness after struggling with a number of injury issues this season.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, manager Frank Lampard said: ‘He is in the squad.’

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in contention to feature for Everton in their upcoming fixture

Frank Lampard confirmed the striker has returned from injury ahead of their Man City clash

Asked if he might be ready to start, Lampard added: ‘We’ll see.’

Calvert-Lewin has made just six appearances this season and Everton, who are only one point above the bottom three, have struggled without him in front of goal.

Lampard’s side have scored just 12 goals in their 16 Premier League games.

Lampard said: ‘We lost Richarlison and haven’t had Dominic, barring a few games. When you lose that firepower it might not be easy to replace in terms of pure goals and output.

‘Having Dominic back in the fold is a great thing for us because players who can make the difference at the top end of the pitch like that mean points. It’s as simple as that.’

Calvert-Lewin receives on-pitch treatment during Everton’s Merseyside derby with Liverpool

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