Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Everton's match with Fulham but could return against Manchester City midweek

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates after scoring their team's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on February 06, 2021 in Manchester, England.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Sunday's visit of Fulham with a hamstring injury but has escaped a more lengthy lay-off.

The England international, who missed two matches last month with a similar problem, was taken off in the second half of the 5-4 extra-time FA Cup win over Tottenham on Wednesday.

However, his intervention in flagging up the issue appears to have prevented a more serious outcome and he is only expected to miss this weekend, along with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who is sidelined by a rib problem for the third successive match.

“Both of them will not be available for the game on Sunday,” said boss Carlo Ancelotti.

“We are looking for the next game on Wednesday (at home to Manchester City) where we think both of them will be available.

“He (Calvert-Lewin) stopped before the problem. He only had a sensation, the feeling that something wasn't good. He only has a little problem.”

It will come as a relief to Everton that their main man Calvert Lewin has escaped a more serious injury.

Only Mo Salah has scored more Premier League goals than the 23-year-old so far this season, and he has scored in his last three matches in all competitions.

In Pickford's absence, Robin Olsen has started Everton's last three games and has conceded nine goals in that time, more than half of which were against Tottenham on Wednesday. 

He will be in goal once again on Sunday, against a Fulham side that have scored just six goals across their last ten matches in all competitions.

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