Dyche to examine Calvert-Lewin's lifestyle over injuries

‘What’s his diet like? What car does he drive? What mattress does he use?’: Everton boss Sean Dyche reveals he’s conducting a forensic examination of Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s lifestyle to get to the bottom of his injury woes

  • Sean Dyche is attempting to resolve Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury struggles 
  • The striker will be missing again when Everton take on Leeds on Saturday 
  • Dyche revealed he will be looking at the striker’s medical records and lifestyle

Sean Dyche intends to do a forensic examination of Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s medical records and lifestyle as he aims to get the Everton striker fully fit.

Calvert-Lewin, who has only played in 28 of Everton’s last 60 Premier League games, is out of Saturday’s crucial fixture with Leeds due to the effects of a persistent hamstring issue and it is already looking unlikely that he will play the following week against Aston Villa.

Everton have struggled for goals all season but it is no coincidence that their last two wins in the Premier League — against Crystal Palace on October 22 and against Arsenal two weeks ago — came with Calvert-Lewin leading the attack. 

The England international has endured a wretched last two seasons, but Dyche hopes he can nurture the 25-year-old back into prime condition.

‘I’ve got to learn about his physiological history,’ said Dyche, who was appointed Everton boss last month. 

Sean Dyche revealed he will examine Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s medical records and lifestyle

Everton manager Dyche is eager to find a solution to Calvert-Lewin’s frequent injury issues

‘I’ve got to learn what his body will and won’t take, which is what we are trying to do now. 

‘We’re speaking to him, the medical staff and the sports scientists, looking at the stats.

‘We will look at his training programmes, the distances he has covered. 

‘What’s his diet like? What’s his lifestyle like? What car does he drive, what mattress does he use, how many hours does he sleep a night?’

Calvert-Lewin’s recovery will represent a quandary for Dyche, as the desire to have a proven goalscorer at his disposal must be balanced against not asking him to do too much, too soon.

‘I’ll take scientific feedback,’ said Dyche. ‘Equally, you can’t just leave a player for ever and wait. 

‘You can’t leave a one-month injury for three months, just to be sure. There has to be a balance.’

Meanwhile, Everton and Liverpool have been charged by the FA over their conduct in Monday’s Merseyside derby, after a confrontation between Jordan Pickford and Andy Robertson sparked a melee between the two squads.

Calvert-Lewin, who has played 28 out of the last 60 league games, won’t feature against Leeds

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