NEW Everton boss Sean Dyche is going to extreme lengths to ensure striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin can get fully fit.
The 25-year-old has only featured in 28 of the Blues’ last 60 Premier League matches due to his fitness issues.
And he has been ruled out of Saturday’s crunch relegation clash with Leeds due the effects of a persistent hamstring problem.
Everton have struggled for goals this term with the England international missing most of it.
However, Dyche is ready to examine Calvert-Lewin’s whole medical history and lifestyle to try and get him back.
He said: “I’ve got to learn about his physiological history.
“I’ve got to learn what his body will and won’t take, which is what we are trying to do now.
“We’re speaking to him, the medical staff and the sports scientists, looking at the stats.
“We will look at his training programmes, the distances he has covered.
“What’s his diet like? What’s his lifestyle like? What car does he drive, what mattress does he use, how many hours does he sleep a night?”
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But Dyche added: “I’ll take scientific feedback.
“Equally, you can’t just leave a player forever and wait.
“You can’t leave a one-month injury for three months, just to be sure. There has to be a balance.”