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ANCELOTTI CONFIRMS RETURN DATE FOR GOALKEEPER

 

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has disclosed that back-up goalkeeper Robin Olsen should be back from injury in time for the next game, a league outing at home to title contenders Chelsea. 2,000 fans are expected to return to Goodison Park for the first time in almost a year to witness the Toffees take on Chelsea in one of the standout games on matchday twelve in the Premier League. Chelsea have been elevated to title contenders following an impressive run of four wins and one draw from the last five league outings.


On Olsen, Ancelotti told reporters in his post-match press conference after the Burnley game on Saturday afternoon that the Swedish international should be fit for the visit of Chelsea after missing the last two games. In his absence, former Huddersfield Town shot stopper Jonas Lossl has been the back-up goalkeeper to first choice Jordan Pickford in the last Premier League matches at home to newcomers Leeds United and away to Burnley. The goalkeeping department at Everton has its hierarchy with Pickford clearly the undisputed number one, while Olsen and Lossl are second and third respectively. Continue Reading

Ancelotti opens up on Everton’s injury problems and new formation

 

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that the club’s current formation is dictated not by tactics but by the amount of injuries in the squad. The recent loss against Leeds United saw Everton going with a different formation of 3-4-3. The lack of central defenders was one of the key factors behind this decision, according to Liverpool. The three defenders at the back featured Lucas Digne and fullbacks Coleman. There is no direct relationship but Everton have been unable to get a lot of success in recent weeks. The Merseyside outfit have seen just one win in the last six league outings.


Now, Ancelotti says that the emergency crisis with regards to the injury has forced him to play the different formation rather than tactics. He has suggested that Everton are likely to stick with the same 3-4-3 formation. The formation turns out to be quite flexible to accommodate a team that is thin in terms of resources. In the match against Leeds, Everton were deploying Alex Iwobi and Tom Davis as a wingback in order to counter for the lack of players. Ancelotti remains determined that the club will be able to see out this difficult period.
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EVERTON STAR ON TARGET FOR BRAZIL

 

Everton attacker Richarlison scored one of the goals as Brazil navigated a tough game at Uruguay with relative ease. It was the standout game on Matchday 4 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the South American section. Brazil beat Uruguay 2-0 away from home to continue their perfect start to the qualifiers.


The five-time world champions took the lead on 34 minutes through new Juventus midfielder Arthur before Richarlison added a second goal on the stroke of half-time. Any hopes of a comeback from the home team in the second half was extinguished when Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani was sent off with 19 minutes left on the clock with the help of VAR.
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EVERTON BUOYED BY RICHARLISON RETURN

 

Everton have been boosted by the return of star forward Richarlison from suspension ahead of the next set of Premier League fixtures. Richarlison has missed the last three games in the English topflight as a result of the red cardthat he received in the Merseyside Derby in October.


Brazilian international Richarlison was sent off in the dying minutes of the league match between hosts Everton and Liverpool as the two teams settled for a 2-2 draw. That result halted the Toffees’ run of seven straight wins at the start of this season.Richarlison received his marching orders after a nasty tackle on Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara and the Spanish international midfielder has not played for the Reds since that incident.
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Kenny believes Shane Duffy would be an excellent addition for any club

 

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes Shane Duffy would be an excellent addition for whichever club he joins this summer. The centre-back has been permitted to leave Brighton & Hove Albion and reports claim that he is on the cusp of joining Everton on a season-long loan agreement.


In an interview covered by TalkSPORT, Kenny backed Duffy’s decision to leave the Seagulls in the quest for regular game time, he told: “I think it’s important for Shane. He is desperate to play. He is at the peak of his career. He has been a very strong personality for Ireland and for Brighton over the last few years. I’m sure a lot of managers would like to have Shane and, the type of player that he is, he needs to be playing. He knows that. Whoever gets him will get a really, really competitive centre half who is tremendous in both boxes. He would be a real addition to whoever signs him.”
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Everton defender Leighton Baines announces retirement

 

Everton defender Leighton Baines has announced his retirement after the last game of the club in the current season of the Premier League. He was offered another year of extension at the club but he has decided to hang up his boots. By appearing in the match against Bournemouth, he made his 451stmatch for the club but they lost the match for 3-1. In the current season of the league, he has only made nine appearances for the club and, in the last game at GoodisonPark, he was substituted in the second half.


The club manager Carlo Ancelotti to pay his gratitude to the player has said that he can stay at the club in other capacities after his retirement. He said that all the Everton players should be grateful to him as he has been a great example for all his teammates.
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Everton offers £25m for Southampton midfielder Emile Hojbjerg

 

As per the new reports,Everton has landed the deal with Southampton on signing the midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg. They have agreed upon a deal for £25 million are the speculations regarding the transfer is about. Hojbjerg was one of the targets of Tottenham Hotspur and it seems like they have offered another deal for the player. It is too late for the Spurs to make such an offer with Everton have made the deal.


Spurs have wanted to sign the player for a long time and the player has been the captain of the team. But lately has been stripped off the captaincy as his future at the club remains uncertain and his contract with the club will be expiring on next year.
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Everton keen on signing PSG defender Thiago Silva

 

As per the reports, Thiago Silva will be leaving Paris Saint Germain this year. This has been confirmed by PSG director Leonardo that he will be leaving the club soon. The Sun has reported that he is being paid £350,000 a week at PSG. He, after the Champions League campaign, will be leaving the club.


As the summer transfer window is approaching, there are many clubs which have shown interest in him. Many of the Premier League clubshave shown interest in him which includes Everton, Tottenham, and Arsenal.
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Richarlison privileged to work under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton

Brazil international Richarlison has said that he is privileged to work under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. The legendary Italian manager was appointed as the Toffees boss in December last year and he has since consolidated the club’s position in mid-table. Speaking to the club’s official website, Richarlison heaped praise on the former Napoli boss and said that the Toffees have plenty to gain from the manager’s experience.
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He added that everyone within the Toffees squad has great respect for the three-time Champions League-winning manager and that should help in the progress of the club, he told: “Carlo is one of the greatest of all time and it has been a privilege to work with him. I am learning a lot from him and I am sure we will achieve good things together. Ancelotti is one of the greatest coaches in history, in my opinion. I think the club has a lot to gain from him. He has a winning spirit and does not accept less than the maximum you can leave on the pitch. This mentality and the respect everyone has for him are very important and will help us a lot.”

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Everton offer different alternatives for season-ticket holders

 

The Premier League has been suspended from March and, as per the reports, they will be returning on June 12. The matches will be held in empty stadiums and there will strict social distancing protocols that has to be followed by every staff and player of the club.Since the matches will be held in closed stadiums, Everton has decided to refund the tickets for the remaining five home matches in Premier League.


Everton has given the fans three options that they can have a full refund or donate a portion of the money to club’s charity account and another option is that they can renew their membership for the next season of Premier League. In the statement released by the club, they have stated that one can refund their tickets money as the games will be held in closed stadiums.
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