Birmingham news Everton confirm big injury blow ahead of Aston Villa clash PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Everton confirm an injury that could impact their upcoming clash at Villa Park
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa have been handed a potential boost ahead of their first home game of the season against Everton. While Villa are preparing to begin the new campaign away at Bournemouth this weekend, fans are set to return to Villa Park on August 13. Steven Gerrard’s side will face Everton at B6, with the team hoping to give the Villa faithful plenty to celebrate in their first game on home turf since May. Everton face a tricky start this weekend as they come up against Chelsea at Goodison Park and have already been stung by injury. Manager Frank Lampard has confirmed star man Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss his side’s season opener after suffering an issue in training - and could also be sidelined for Everton’s upcoming clash with Villa. READ MORE: Aston Villa nail £20m player sale as Christian Purslow strengthens Steven Gerrard transfer kitty READ MORE: Aston Villa owners NSWE set for major boost after hitting $2.5bn jackpot Calvert-Lewin’s injury means Everton will be without a recognised striker against Chelsea, having sold Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and Salomon Rondon still serving a suspension from last season. Paul Joyce of The Times has reported that the 25-year-old will be absent for “around a month”, though Lampard is yet to provide a definitive return date. “We are assessing Dom’s injury. No timeframe has been confirmed and we are pretty sure what level it is so we are hopeful it is not long-term,” Lampard said on Wednesday afternoon.
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. He was looking in great physical condition and was training really well. “It was a freak injury in training, which does happen. It’s a shame but we have to find the solutions to keep ourselves strong without Dominic before he returns.” In a further statement on Sky Sports News, Lampard added: "He [Dominic Calvert-Lewin] has a bit of an issue with the outside of his knee but we’re assessing it at the moment... I’ve read reports of rumours and people guessing the injury and length of time, but we don’t know. “We’re hoping it’s weeks at the moment, but we don’t yet know that information. He’ll certainly be missing for the Chelsea game and probably the games succeeding that in the short term, but hopefully it won’t be too long." READ NEXT: Aston Villa and Steven Gerrard receive glowing Stade Rennais review following 'important' performance Aston Villa fans agree as Steven Gerrard makes 'massive' transfer decision on striker Tyrone Mings' stark Aston Villa reality, Coutinho vs Buendia and truth behind Jack Grealish links Steven Gerrard following Liverpool and Man City blueprint as 'exciting' Aston Villa project detailed Steven Gerrard reveal hints at clear Aston Villa transfer priority for Johan Lange
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