Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the Everton injury list ahead of Burnley as Benitez given triple boost

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on September 9 2021 in Halewood, England.

Everton are sweating on the fitness of striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the Premier League clash with Burnley tonight.

The frontman pulled out of international duty with England last week with a toe injury but has trained with the Toffees.

Goodison Park boss Rafa Benitez would not be drawn on whether the 24-year-old would be fit to feature against the Clarets.

He said: "He has been training with pain. I am really happy to see him trying in the training sessions, even when not fully fit. That is why I am expecting more."

Benitez expects Seamus Coleman to be available despite the full back picking up a hamstring problem while away with Ireland while Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina are also available.

"It was not very bad,” Benitez said on Coleman’s injury. "I think he can be available on Monday.

"The majority of the players are fine. We have two or three issues, but Yerry and Ben are training already."

The Toffees will be without James Rodriguez, who is still working his way back to match fitness, and Fabian Delph.

“Fabian Delph has a problem with the shoulder. That is the longest (injury) maybe we have. Tom Davies. is very close. We are in a good situation at the moment.”

On Rodriguez, Benitez said: “He is training with the team. We have been talking about his future and we had some clubs interested but he is still here.

“To get match fitness, it means he has to play games and has to play games in a row. At the moment, I think he is a little bit behind the others.”

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