Ancelotti: ‘Iwobi Doing Well, But Won’t be Risked vs Newcastle’

Ancelotti: ‘Iwobi Doing Well, But Won’t be Risked vs Newcastle’

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Alex Iwobi won’t play a part in Tuesday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Goodison Park despite the Nigerian winger’s return to full training, reports.

Iwobi copped an hamstring injury in Everton’s 0-0 home draw against his former club Arsenal in December.

The 23-year-old was replaced by Turkish forward Cenk Tosun in the 11th minute of the encounter.

He has missed Everton’s last five games in all competitions as a result of the setback.

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Iwobi returned to training last week, but Ancelotti is adamant he won’t risked him against the Magpies who head into the game in buoyant mood after Saturday’s 1-0 home win against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

“Iwobi is doing well but won’t be risked,” Ancelotti told a news conference on Monday afternoon.

”We have had a lot of games, so the players are not recovering properly. We take more risks in this period. We are having a busy time and I think after this game, we have a period where we can train properly and have a good rest.”

Iwobi has made 16 league appearances for Everton this season and scored one goal.

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