The England striker faces two months out with a knee ligament injury picked up in the recent defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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"Carlton has been chomping at the bit to get the chance to prove himself. Hopefully his performance against Chelsea will be the standard he sets himself," the midfielder told reporters.
"I'm sure there will be more of the same coming up, so Andy will not be too missed for us."