The midfielder endured fitness problem during last month’s Carabao Cup clash with Huddersfield but impressed the Blues boss with his resilience.
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Iwobi came through the ranks at Arsenal, scoring 15 times in 148 appearances for the Gunners, before joining the Blues in the summer of 2019.
Other players in camp as at press time are; Moses Simon, Shehu Abdullahi, Samuel Kalu, Daniel Akpeyi, Adekunle Adeleke, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Oghenekaro Etebo.
Andros Townsend swatted in a 79th-minute winner in front of the ecstatic travelling Evertonians, after manager Benitez’s team were rocked by Moise Kean’s dismissal 14 minutes into the second half.
Iwobi moved to the club for a fee worth up to £34m but has struggled during his time with the Toffees.
It was claimed that the Serie A club is still looking at the Premier League, with Iwobi a potential target.
It was a continuation of how things have been for Iwobi since joining the Toffees from Arsenal.
Although he grew up in London, Iwobi chose to represent his country of birth and has won 45 caps for the Super Eagles.
The Spaniard was an absolute joy to watch on his day, and while Iwobi didn’t get to play too many games alongside him for Arsenal, due to injuries and poor timing, he clearly made a big impression on the Nigeria international.
The player missed the 1-1 home draw with Crystal Palace, but Ancelotti said he has since returned to training.
Iwobi missed the Super Eagles’ 1-0 victory over the Republic of Benin at Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Friday
“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the NFF wrote Tuesday morning on their Twitter page.
It was gathered that he will miss the match against Benin Republic at 5pm.
With fourth-placed Chelsea drawing at Leeds earlier in the day Carlo Ancelotti’s side had the chance to move within two points with a match in hand
Iwobi marked his call-up for Nigeria’s Super Eagles fixtures this month with an Instagram post, which added the line: “Hopefully I get to play in my preferred position.”
Iwobi, who has been selected in a variety of positions by Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti this season, posted an Instagram story starting with an image of him playing for Everton, some of his highlights playing for his country.
The 24-year-old has been a constant figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad this season – scoring just once in 17 Premier League outings.
Iwobi featured prominently in the Toffees’ Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 12 without displaying any sign of injury.
Alex Iwobi finished off a lovely team move to put the visitors ahead after six minutes on Tuesday night.
The Nigeria international in an interview spoke about the factors motivating him to improve every day