‘It’s a shame’ – Lampard confirms he’d miss star player against Chelsea

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The Premier League will kick off this weekend, and Chelsea will be away to Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday.

Everton boss Frank Lampard, has bemoaned the fact that he won’t have his star striker available for this fixture.

Lampard has confirmed he’d be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Everton’s Premier League opener against Chelsea after suffering a ‘freak injury’ in training.

The Everton boss said: “We are assessing Dom’s injury. No timeframe has been confirmed and we are pretty sure what level it is so we are hopeful it is not long-term.

“We’ll miss him for Chelsea. He was looking in great physical condition and was training really well. It was a freak injury in training, which does happen.

“It’s a shame but we have to find the solutions to keep ourselves strong without Dominic before he returns.”

Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 at the Goodison Park towards the end of last season, as the Toffees fought hard to save themselves from relegation.

After the Everton game, Chelsea would play host to Tottenham the following weekend.