Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin may have suggested via his social media that the 25-year-old will be available to play in this Saturday’s fixture at Crystal Palace.

The England international has only made 11 Premier League appearances for the Toffees this season, and has been unavailable through injury since Sean Dyche’s first game in charge back in February, when Everton beat Arsenal 1-0.

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There were hopes in the build up to last week’s visit of Fulham to Goodison Park that the Everton centre-forward would be available, though he was not even included in the match day squad as £15m summer signing Neal Maupay started upfront.

However, DCL’s latest social media post will have Everton fans optimistic that he’ll be travelling with Sean Dyche’s squad to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.

The Everton forward shared via his Twitter account: “Bring on Saturday! #UTFT”

Calvert-Lewin’s availability will be a big boost to Sean Dyche’s side as Everton desperately need points on the board, sitting as they are just one place above the relegation zone.

Calvert-Lewin has been sorely missed at toothless Everton

The lack of bite upfront has been Everton’s pitfall all season, and the Blues are currently the joint-lowest goalscorers in the Premier League alongside fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest and Southampton.

Neal Maupay has managed just one goal so far this season, while 22-year-old Ellis Simms, who was recalled from his loan at Sunderland in January, has also contributed one goal.

Demarai Gray and Dwight McNeil lead Everton’s scoring charts with six and four goals respectively, but without a focal point upfront, the Blues have struggled to convert chances.

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With the score tied at 1-1 during last week’s defeat to Fulham, Everton missed two key chances to take the lead, with Neal Maupay missing a one-on-one with Bernd Leno, only for the visitors to score two second half goals to take all three points.

To avoid the drop, Everton must start converting their chances, and a fit-again Calvert-Lewin certainly improves the club’s odds.

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