Everton's Calvert-Lewin to miss Wolves trip with injury - Ancelotti

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Everton at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2020 in Sheffield, England.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered a hamstring injury and will not make Tuesday's Premier League trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Carlo Ancelotti has said.

Calvert-Lewin, 23, is the club's top scorer in the league with 11 goals this season -- two behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

"He had a little problem during the week before West Ham but for the fact he has never had this kind of injury he wasn't able to judge himself," Ancelotti told reporters on Monday.

England international Calvert-Lewin played for 79 minutes in the 1-0 defeat against West Ham at Goodison Park on Jan. 1 before being replaced by Cenk Tosun.

"We want to keep him safe and, when he comes back, to be 100 percent. With an important player like Dominic, we have to be able to replace him in a different way," added Ancelotti.

"We have to adapt for this, for sure we will be less dangerous on crosses but perhaps we can be more dangerous with the final pass."

Ancelotti also said Everton would make a late call on the fitness of Brazilian forward Richarlison, while midfielder Allan will only return in "10 to 15 days".

Everton are seventh in the table and a draw would move them back into the top four but Ancelotti said he was wary of Wolves while his squad recovers from their 2-1 extra-time win over second-tier Rotherham United in the FA Cup third round.

"We played for two hours on Saturday and we have to be able to use all of our energy that we have to recover well because it will be a really tough game," Ancelotti said.

"I have a lot of respect for Wolves, they have good players and have good organisation.

"We need to get results. It will be difficult. We have some players out but we have the squad to be able to manage these kind of games."

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