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Ancelotti asks Everton players not to dwell on West Ham loss

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.

It is very easy for the momentum to be disrupted by focusing too much on the latest defeat, according to the Everton manager. The club have a home match against Rotherham United in their upcoming game. This game in the FA Cup gives a perfect opportunity for Everton to get into the fourth round of the competition for only the second time in the last five seasons. The FA Cup has not provided any joy for Everton in recent years butCarlo Ancelotti is already targeting a trophy with the blues and top four qualification. As a result of facing a Championship team, Everton are being branded as the favourites for promotion into the next round. Continue Reading


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.

In addition to Lucas Digne, Allan and Alex Iwobi, Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez could be rested by Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti for the Rotherham United clash. The ex-Real Madrid, FC Porto and AS Monaco player returned to action last week during the Premier League clash at home to West Ham United and Everton boss Carlo Ancelotticould rest him for theFA Cup game.
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