Everton have to navigate their FA Cup fourth round clash with London club Brentford without star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin after he picked up an injury in training. The England international picked up a knee injury during training and will sit out the home game with the Bees this weekend in the FA Cup with a fifth round place up for grabs.
Chelsea legend Lampard is optimistic that Calvert-Lewin will make a swift return to Everton training ahead of the upcoming games in the Premier League.
Lampard is back in the Premier League dugout following a one-year absence. He was sacked as the Chelsea manager at the start of last year after a poor run of Premier League results with German tactician Thomas Tuchel named as his replacement. Tuchel would go on to win the Champions League title for the Blues thanks to the victory over Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final. The ex-Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss also led Chelsea to the FA Cup final before they were beaten by fellow Premier League side Leicester City.
New Everton boss Lampard was named into his latest managerial role at the end of last month and his first game in charge would be the FA Cup fourth round meeting with Brentford. Calvert-Lewin is a big miss for Lampard due to the aforementioned injury and he’s a big doubt for the huge Premier League clash with hosts Newcastle United on Tuesday night. Lampard and Everton will go into that huge game with a run of one win in the last 14 games.