Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffers hamstring injury and ruled out of Everton’s trip to Wolves

Calvert-Lewin is the club’s top scorer this season with 11 Premier League goals

Lawrence Ostlere
Monday 11 January 2021 13:53 GMT
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has picked up an injury
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has picked up an injury (Getty)

Everton will be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Wednesday night’s trip to Wolves after the forward suffered a hamstring injury.

Calvert-Lewin is the club’s top scorer this season with 11 Premier League goals, but manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he will not be in the squad this week.

"Calvert-Lewin is unavailable. Hamstring problem," he said.

Asked if he had an idea how long he would be without his leading scorer for, the Italian said: "No. I think soon he can recover. He had a little problem during the week before West Ham but for the fact he has never had this kind of injury he was not able to judge himself at 100 per cent.

"He played the game against West Ham, which means it is not a really important injury, but we want to keep him safe and, when he comes back, to be 100 per cent."

Everton’s following match against Aston Villa has also been put back, from Saturday teatime to Sunday noon, the Premier League has said.

The Premier League released a statement which read: “Following Aston Villa's request to rearrange the fixture, and due to the number of players and staff who have either tested positive for Covid-19 or have been placed in isolation by the club, the Premier League had no other option than to reschedule the game. With the health of players and staff the priority, the league continues to work with Aston Villa on measures to ensure their league season resumes safely and at the earliest opportunity.”

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