Lampard admits key Everton man could return to action against Tottenham

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Frank Lampard has admitted that Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be available to face Tottenham on Monday.

With Spurs being knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough on Tuesday, Antonio Conte has no choice but to put all his focus on trying to help the team finish in the top four.

Tottenham currently sit five points off Manchester United in fourth spot with two games in hand over the Red Devils.

While fourth certainly seems within the Lilywhites’ reach mathematically, their inconsistency over the last few weeks suggests that it will be an uphill battle to finish ahead of the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves.

Spurs will be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday when Everton visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Lampard has now confirmed that the Toffees might be boosted by the return of Calvert-Lewin, who missed their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City because of a slight adductor issue.

When asked the England striker, the Everton boss told Liverpool Echo: “Dominic’s not ready for tomorrow [Thursday’s clash against Boreham Wood]. We’re hopeful he’ll be with us training at the weekend.

“We’re hopeful of that which would put him in contention for Tottenham on Monday.”

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Despite Everton’s results being inconsistent since Lampard’s arrival at Goodison Park, the Toffees’ performances have certainly improved under the former Chelsea boss.

So, Spurs will certainly not have things their own way on Monday. One could also expect Dele Alli to be desperate to prove Conte wrong if the midfielder gets an opportunity.

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