Boss Reveals Team News For Leeds Clash

Frank Lampard has confirmed Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be in the matchday squad for Everton's Premier League clash with Leeds United on Saturday (3pm GMT), but Yerry Mina, Demarai Gray and Vitalii Mykolenko will miss out.

Calvert-Lewin was an unused substitute for Tuesday's defeat at Newcastle United after overcoming a minor knock - but the Blues boss has confirmed the England international has been in full training this week ahead of the Goodison Park encounter.

Lampard confirmed Gray suffered a minor hip problem against the Magpies but hopes to have the winger available for next week's trip to Southampton.

Vitalii Mykolenko remains unavailable but will return for the game against the Saints.

There was worse news for Mina, though, with the Colombian expected to be out for "eight to 10 weeks" after sustaining "a strong injury around his quad".

Fabian Delph is making "good progress" in his recovery from a hamstring problem and is "a couple of weeks away" from returning, while Abdoulaye Doucoure (groin), Ben Godfrey and Tom Davies (both hamstring) remain out.

"Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] is in the squad for tomorrow," said Lampard at his pre-match press conference. "It's for us to decide [if he will start]. He's been working all week with us, so we'll decide that for tomorrow.

"Yerry Mina has an unfortunate injury that will be probably between eight and 10 weeks [out]. It's a strong injury around his quad. It's disappointing for us all. In the week I've been here I've realised he's a big leader in the group and a top player for us, obviously, so it's a big miss.

"Demarai Gray won't be fit for Leeds but hopefully it's just a minor knock around his hip and we're hoping he'll be fit for next week with some luck.

"Fabian Delph is not ready yet. He'll be, hopefully, a couple of weeks away. He's making good progress - I've actually just spoken to him."

Asked whether losing Mina and Godfrey would force a change of plan, Lampard said: "We've got options. They're two big injuries for us at centre-back. I was very excited to work with players like Ben and Yerry, but we do have options there who have to step up and have been stepping up - Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and we've got Jarrad Branthwaite.

"The options are becoming tight and you always want to have a full squad, especially when you're in the position we're in. They're big misses for us - I can't deny that. And maybe we'll have to adjust around it at different times but I have confidence in the squad and we have to dig in."

Lampard also praised the medical department of the Club and says he and his First-Team staff have quickly formed a strong bond with the existing members of staff.

"I've been impressed with what I've come into," he added. "The medical team is very hands-on.

"Straight away, me and my staff - it's our job to form that connection with them and make them feel comfortable to come to us with anything, to work together on every player that may be having issues and in terms of maintenance. 

"I've been very happy with them."