Everton: Tony Scott slams Calvert-Lewin for his horrific injury woes
Tony Scott has claimed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury woes are all in his head as he’s set to miss Everton’s game this weekend.
The Lowdown: Everton to be without their main striker once again
Sean Dyche shared the news that no Evertonians wanted to hear yesterday that star striker Calvert-Lewin would once again not be fit enough to play for the Toffees having already missed 12 league games this season.
Calvert-Lewin has indeed had his injury struggles as of late having started just 24 games since the beginning of last season but despite that Everton have still not seen it suitable to recruit a striker on his level for when he’s not fit.
It has recently been reported that Everton and Dyche are looking into every single possibility as to why Calvert-Lewin is injured so frequently including what car he drives and the mattress that he sleeps on at night.
The Latest: Calvert-Lewin’s mentality criticised
Scott has ripped into Calvert-Lewin on the All Together Now podcast for his constant injury problems and believes they’re all down to his mentality.
He said: (6:55) “They’ve suggested they may need to look at his car seat, his mattress and what is actually putting right on the player. For that to come out in the public domain that is basically saying what more do you want us to do?
“So that for me, from the outside looking in is suggesting that it’s in his head because he’d had scans, he’s had everything, the tests and nothing is showing up.”
The Verdict: Dyche must get Calvert-Lewin back fit asap
Given that Calvert-Lewin has 59 goals since he made his first-team debut for Everton it would be a huge boost for them and Dyche if the England international could somehow get his body to be able to play week in and week out.
However, judging by his woes over the last 12-18 months that seems unrealistic and thus, a lot of pressure now shifts onto Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms with the latter having never found the back of the net in the Premier League.
Therefore, it’s no surprise Everton are going to such lengths to try and keep Calvert-Lewin fit and also, putting it out in the public that they’re doing so could force Calvert-Lewin into quicker rehabilitation as many may well start to believe he isn’t as committed to the club having recently been labelled as ‘embarrassing‘ by Alan Shearer for his poor goal scoring record of late.