In the aftermath of Everton’s crucial victory against Nottingham Forest, manager Sean Dyche shared insights into the fitness of key players, particularly Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Amadou Onana, ahead of the upcoming clash with Newcastle United, relays the Everton.News.
Calvert-Lewin, a pivotal figure in Everton’s attacking setup, was deemed “touch-and-go” for the Forest encounter, with Dyche erring on the side of caution due to the striker’s injury history. Despite the significance of the match, Dyche opted not to risk Calvert-Lewin, emphasizing the importance of managing his fitness carefully. The striker’s potential return later in the week would be a welcome boost for Everton.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Dyche stated, “Dom was touch and go, it is a tight one with him because of his past. I think as long as he has come through this weekend he has got a good chance for later in the week.”
On the other hand, midfielder Amadou Onana, who was also absent from the Forest clash, is making positive strides in his recovery. However, Dyche hinted that Onana may not be fully ready for the upcoming match against Newcastle on December 7. The manager emphasized the need to monitor Onana’s progress throughout the week.
“Amadou maybe not, we will have to see how his week progresses, but he is certainly making good progress,” Dyche added.
In Calvert-Lewin’s absence, Beto played a role in securing Everton’s vital 1-0 win against Forest. However, there was a noticeable difference in quality, underlining the importance of Calvert-Lewin’s potential return. The English striker’s prolific goal-scoring form provides Dyche with added confidence in Everton’s attacking prowess.
While Everton fans await Calvert-Lewin’s return with hope and some trepidation, Dyche’s comments suggest a cautious and well-managed approach to the striker’s fitness, minimizing the risk of injury setbacks. The prospect of Calvert-Lewin rejoining the squad later in the week offers optimism for Everton’s upcoming challenges, including the clash against Newcastle at Goodison Park.