Christian Atsu ineligible to play for Everton against Chelsea on Saturday

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu

Everton’s Ghana winger Christian Atsu is not eligible to face his parent club Chelsea in Saturday’s English Premier League match.

The 22-year-old has been loaned out for the season and per the agreement cannot play against Jose Mourinho’s side.

Atsu was an unused substitute in their opening 2-2 draw at Leicester City but made his debut last week in their home draw with Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez has not ruled out the possibility of Samuel Eto’o making his Everton debut against former club.

Bryan Oviedo, Arouna Kone and Ross Barkley are sidelined, though Romelu Lukaku could feature despite limping out of the 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

But Steven Pienaar is out after he too was forced off against the Gunners last weekend.

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