By Harvey Byrne
Idrissa Gueye will miss Everton’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, after picking up his fifth yellow card in the 2-0 win over West Ham.
Gueye picked up his fifth booking after fouling midfield opponent Pedro Obiang in the first-half, as confirmed by the Liverpool Echo.
The 27-year-old was booked with 32 minutes on the clock, but saw out the full 90 without receiving a second booking, helping his side to victory after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.
Gueye had previously picked up yellows against Sunderland, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Burnley in his 12 appearances for the Toffees following his summer move from the relegated Aston Villa.
The Senegal international has established himself as a key part of Ronald Koeman’s team and will be a big loss against an in-form Chelsea side, which contains the likes of Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard in midfield.
Koeman may look to bring in former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley for Gueye, but the 27-year-old would significantly weaken the Goodison Park outfit having failed to establish himself in the side since his move in 2015.
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