Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the visit of Watford in the Premier League after he suffered a setback in his quest to return from a thigh problem. The England international has been missing in action since he scored one of the goals in a 2-0 away win over Brighton and Hove Albion in August. Summer signing Demarai Gray gave Everton the lead in the first half before Calvert-Lewin wrapped up the points via a spot kick just two minutes before the hour mark.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin started the season on fire with a goal in each of the first three league games until the abovementioned thigh injury curtailed his progress. He scored one of the goals as Everton came from behind to beat Southampton 3-1 at home.

The Three Lions of England striker then made it two goals in two games at the start of the new Premier League campaign with one of the two Everton goals as Leeds United came from behind twice to earn a point in a 2-2 home draw with the Toffees. His goal against the Seagulls made it three goals in three games for him.
The thigh injury sustained in the Brighton game also ensured that he pulled out of the England games during the September international games. Calvert-Lewin was called into the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Andorra, Hungary and Poland in the September, but he could not honour the invitation because of his injury. His place in the England squad was taken by new invitee Patrick Bamford and the Leeds United striker went on to make his debut in the 4-0 win over Andorra. Calvert-Lewin also missed out on the two England games against Andorra and Hungary this month.
In total, Calvert-Lewin has missed six Everton games in all competitions.