Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury 'only little'; Carlo Ancelotti says Lucas Digne will sign Everton contract next week

Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Dominic Calvert-Lewin's injury will only see him miss Sunday's Premier League match at home to Fulham; Lucas Digne is expected to sign a new Everton contract next week; "next week I think they are going to sign officially the new contract"

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (PA)
Image: Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is only set to miss Sunday's match against Fulham

Everton have been boosted by the news that Dominc Calvert-Lewin's hamstring injury is not as serious as first feared.

The England striker will miss Sunday's match against Fulham after being taken off with the problem in the midweek 5-4 FA Cup victory over Spurs, but will be back for the visit of Manchester City next Wednesday.

Ancelotti had initially thought "something wasn't good," but he is relieved that his top-scorer will miss only one match due to the strain.

He said: "Dominic only had a sensation in his hamstring, a feeling that something wasn't good. However, it is only a little problem and he will be able to play on Wednesday (against Man City)."

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will also return for that match and sits out Sunday's match with Fulham alongside his England team-mate Calvert-Lewin.

Josh King will replace Calvert-Lewin in the line-up this weekend, and make his first start for the club after signing from Bournemouth on Deadline Day.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti says Lucas Digne has agreed a new contract at Everton and is set to officially sign the extension next week.

Also See:

Lucas Digne captained Everton in their 3-3 draw at Manchester United
Image: Lucas Digne captained Everton in their 3-3 draw at Manchester United

The France international, who signed from Barcelona in 2018, sees his current deal expire in 2023 and he has been tracked by bigger clubs across Europe.

Ancelotti says terms have been agreed with 27-year-old Digne, who captained the club for their 3-3 draw at Manchester United last weekend.

"I'm not in there but I know that they agreed, then next week I think they are going to sign officially the new contract," Ancelotti said.

Win £250,000 with Super 6!

Win £250,000 with Super 6!

Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 in Saturday's Super 6 round. Play for free, entries by 3:00pm.

Around Sky