Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti urged his players to overcome the defeat against West Ham so that they can focus on the upcoming matches with greater confidence. After wins over the likes of Leicester, Chelsea, and Arsenal in the last month, Everton had a disappointing start to the New Year after the 1-0 home loss at the hands of West Ham. The defeat has once again raised concerns that the club may go on a poor just as they did back in October. Despite starting the season well, Everton find themselves outside the top four largely due to the mid-October form when the team only managed one victory in seven games.
Everton will be without three players for their FA Cup third round tie with Championship outfit Rotherham United this weekend. The Toffees play hosts to Rotherham United at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon with a place inthe fourth round up for grabs. Everton will be without the trio of Allan, Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi for the visit of the Millers as the Merseyside giants set sights on a first FA Cup title in almost three decades. Their last FA Cup triumph was in 1995.