By Dominic Toner
Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg could make his return on Saturday.
The Toffees travel to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League encounter with Chelsea and have been boosted by the injury update of their number one.
Stekelenburg, 34, has settled very quickly since his summer arrival and claimed the number one jersey ahead of Joel Robles.
The Dutchman was forced to miss the club’s last league match against West Ham with a foot problem, but has returned to training since the 2-0 victory.
Everton boss confirmed that Stekelenburg has recovered fully from his injury and will be available for selection against Chelsea, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.
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Stekelenburg has become an instant favourite with the the club’s fans following his switch from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
The goalkeeper moved with his manager Ronald Koeman to Goodison Park and the pair have enjoyed a good start to the season, with the Toffees currently sixth-placed in the Premier League.
Everton are likely to face a serious test against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side as they have won their last four league games without conceding a goal.
Stekelenburg will face the Premier League’s current top scorer Diego Costa who has scored eight goals in the opening 10 league games.
The goalkeeper has made 11 appearances in all competitions and kept three clean sheets, with fellow new signing Ashley Williams also settling into the club’s defence.
In other Everton team news, their senior star will miss the league clash against Chelsea.