Everton have been plagued with injury problems throughout this season but have been given a huge early injury boost ahead of their clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this weekend.
Writing on social media, Dinnery said:
“Richarlison – Cramp in the Calf Muscles EFC Expected Return: 08-05-2022 Status: 100%.”
With only five games left to save the Toffees’ season and make the great escape from their first-ever Premier League relegation, Frank Lampard will surely be thrilled that his star player will be available for their trip to the East Midlands on Sunday.
Richarlison scored the winning goal that led to controversy after he threw a flare into the stands shortly before hobbling off the pitch in the 80th minute with worry that he had sustained an injury. However, luckily for the Everton team, manager and supporters it was only cramp.
Despite only scoring eight goals and assisting four times this season, the Toffees can often rely on the Brazilian forward to deliver in the moments when they are needed most and his winning strike against his gaffer’s former club on Sunday could ultimately be the difference between Premier League or Championship football next season.
Richarlison has been gaining momentum with his form in the tail-end of the season, with four goals and one assist in the last six games for the Toffees, so having him available to take his chances to continue that impressive goal threat by imposing himself on Brendan Rodgers’ side so that Everton can take another three points in their bid for safety.
The Toffees boss has hinted that Dominic Calvert-Lewin could also return to action this weekend following another quad injury that has kept him sidelined over the last few weeks, so to have his most successful striking partnership back in the team will be a massive boost in Everton’s chances away from home and in their bid to beat the drop.