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Carlo Ancelotti: 'Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be rested in December'

Ancelotti: 'Calvert-Lewin will be rested in December'
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 11 times in as many appearances so far this season.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti admits he will have to rest the Premier League's leading scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin during a busy December.

Saturday's visit of Chelsea is the first of seven matches in 22 days, with league games to follow against Leicester, Arsenal, Sheffield United, Manchester City and West Ham – plus a Carabao Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

Calvert-Lewin has scored 11 times in as many appearances but that will not make him immune from squad rotation.

"We are going to replace him with another striker. That can be (Cenk) Tosun, he is fit after the injury," the Italian told

"It can be Richarlison, sometimes. There is no doubt about this.

"This is a really important period, we are going to play every three days against really important teams: Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Manchester United.

"All the players will be involved. I haven't rotated the players a lot when we had only one game a week.

"But the fact we have a game every three days, I am going to rotate the players, as I did in the first period of the season when we played a lot of games and won all the games.

"I have confidence that playing every three days, we can manage the situation better than once a week."

After their best start to a season in over a century, winning their first seven matches in all competitions, the Toffees have only one victory in their last seven with just five points taken from a possible 21.

Their form has not been helped by the loss of both first-choice full-backs in Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman to injury.

Digne could be out until February after surgery but Coleman is on the verge of a comeback.

"He is back, he started to train, partially, with the team today," added Ancelotti.

"He feels good, I don't think he will be available for the game against Chelsea but for the next game against Leicester, he will be available."

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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