Phil Jagielka believes his Everton defensive partner John Stones faces a test over Chelsea’s interest.
Stones played in the Toffees’ 2-2 draw with Watford and Jagielka thinks the speculation will help him in the future.
“It is a little bit of test for him now,” Jagielka told the Liverpool Echo.
“It is a test of character and we all know he has a good character. He is a level-headed lad. It is easy for people to let it go to their heads or decide not to be totally committed.
“But if you look at his performance on Saturday then he is a good lad and these little tests in his career will make him stronger.”