Everton boss Sean Dyche confirms injury blow amid new low for on-loan star ahead of Chelsea

Everton have failed to win a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge since 1994 and face a resurgent Chelsea side on Saturday.

Everton manager Sean Dyche is not counting on striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for their trip to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this weekend.

The England striker has not played since Sean Dyche’s first game where he helped them to an impressive 1-0 win over Arsenal.

They travel to Chelsea on Saturday at the back of a 1-0 win over Brentford and will jump to 12th on the league table if they can get their first league win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1994.

But Dyche said Calvert-Lewin would not be risked, instead he’d be allowed to use the upcoming international break to heal properly.

Dyche told reporters ahead of the game: “We’re still monitoring the situation, being careful with his body.

“Wasn’t overly in my thinking for the Chelsea game then the break comes and use that more wisely. Just monitoring his body.”

Everton will have a huge transfer decision to make in the summer with on-loan midfielder Dele Alli banished to the second team of Besiktas following an underwhelming time in Turkey.

Dyche confirmed he’d wait till the summer to get in touch with the former Tottenham star when asked if he’d heard from Alli.

He added: “I’ll wait to find out during the international break.  We’ll have to wait and see and judge in the summer.”

Besiktas are said to exploring the possibility of cancelling Alli’s contract after the 26-year-old failed to rediscover his form since joining them last year in a £1.9 million loan deal.