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‘We need to see’ – Rafa Benitez discusses Everton stars’ injury return dates

'We need to see' - Rafa Benitez discusses Everton stars' injury return dates

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Rafa Benitez has given a pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture against Watford.

Speaking on the interview, the Everton had coach has referred to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s fitness..

The Toffees had to deal with current difficult situation as plenty of key players such as Richarlison, Jordan Pickford, Calvert-Lewin and Doucoure suffered injuries.

However, Rafa Benitez has confirmed that Calvert-Lewin he’s experienced a setback in his recovery, while Doucoure is set for a prolonged period of time on the sidelines, which will be a huge blow for the team.

“Doucoure is someone who has lots of energy? How can we replace him? With someone with the same passion and energy, hopefully.”


“Obviously the match fitness is an issue but he is happy and available” for visit of Watford,” Benitez said on Richarlison.


“We have some issues. Dominic has a re-injury. how long he will be out? We need to see. We will not see him for four or five weeks, maybe. I don’t like to put a timeframe on it.”


Previously journalist Tony Scott has revealed how long the Everton duo are set to be out for, speaking on the All Together Now podcast.

“I think from what I’m hearing, Calvert-Lewin is [a] numerous amount of weeks and Everton aren’t giving a time on that, I think that would be roughly four weeks.


“I think Doucoure, 6-7 [weeks] we’re hearing on that one, so we’re at the end of October – we won’t see Calvert-Lewin until the end of November, we won’t see Doucoure until the end of December.”


Source – thisisfutbol

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