Late fitness tests await Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Nathan Patterson, and Vitalii Mykolenko before the Everton v Brentford Premier League game.
As writes the GN, Ben Dinnery, an injury expert, has indicated that Patterson’s likelihood of playing is only 25%, while Calvert-Lewin and Mykolenko have respective chances of 50% and 75%. Mykolenko has had a good week of training and is expected to be available, while Calvert-Lewin has gone through the rehabilitation process and has resumed training in recent days.
Both teams have different objectives for the season: Everton is focused on securing Premier League safety, while Brentford is keen to remain in the hunt for a place in Europe. Two players are ruled out, and the Bees are set to travel to Goodison Park on Saturday, 11 March, to take on the Toffees.
If Calvert-Lewin is fit, Everton’s chances of winning will increase significantly, as they will be able to use his direct style of play. Although he did not score in the previous game against Arsenal, he caused a headache for the Gunners’ defenders, allowing his teammates to find space.
Calvert-Lewin can also be a significant goal threat, and it will be intriguing to see if he starts the game. However, Dyche is likely to opt for Demarai Gray, who performed well in the last game, and keep Calvert-Lewin on the bench if he is available.