Dominic Calvert-injury Lewin’s has dealt Everton a devastating blow ahead of their Premier League debut against Chelsea.
The England striker had a bizarre injury during practise, and according to Paul Joyce of The Times on August 3, he will be sidelined for a month.
Everton now has few choices up front. Lewis Dobbin may have been a choice, but he has joined Derby County on loan in place of that.
Before the transfer market closes, Frank Lampard will undoubtedly want to acquire a new striker, but for the time being, he needs to come up with a different strategy.
Dele Alli may be utilised up forward in the false nine position, according to Liverpool Echo (3 August).
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Alli, who signed in the January transfer window, struggled to make an impression at Goodison Park, and his preseason displays don’t inspire much confidence either.
Alli’s career has declined since Mauricio Pochettino left Spurs, and it appears he has no idea how to turn things around. He is having trouble becoming the person he was when he first appeared.
One finds it difficult to recall the last time Alli stole the stage on his own. He has received harsh criticism in the media for his lack of effort.
Lampard is prepared to give him another chance right now, and Alli needs to seize it with both hands.
Despite not being a striker, the 26-year-old can still be a deadly weapon in the new position. Alli may reinvent himself this season. He is known for his ability to surge into the box and get into fantastic scoring situations.
This will put him to the test. There are still many people who are prepared to give Alli the benefit of the doubt; now, the midfielder must show that their confidence in him is well-founded.