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WALCOTT SET FOR EVERTON DEPARTURE

Premier League club Everton may allow winger Theo Walcott to leave the club as a free agent when the summer comes, according to several reports. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti deemed Walcott surplus to requirements at Goodison Park and decided to loan out the former Arsenal star to League rivals Southampton and the winger has had a resurgent season at the St Mary’s since then.

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Walcott’s current Everton contract is set to expire at the end of the season and from all indications, it’s not looking like he will be offered a contract extension, meaning that he will be a free agent in the summer and will be free to discuss contract negotiations with clubs that eventually register interest in signing him.
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EVERTON HANDED MAJOR INJURY BOOST

Merseyside giants Everton have been given a timely boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace after the international break next month after playmaker James Rodriguez declared himself fit. The Toffess will play hosts to the Eagles a week on Monday and they are expected to have Colombian international James Rodriguez in their ranks for the game after the new development. Everton fans took to their various social media portals to express happiness at the good news involving James Rodriguez.

The Colombian international revealed in one of his live streams on Twitch that he’s ready to return to action after a few weeks out as a result of injury. This is a welcomed development for Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti who has seen his team lose the last three games in all competitions and with just one goal to show for their efforts in those games. Carlo Ancelotti and Everton have missed the playmaking abilities of James Rodriguez.
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NORWICH BOSS SPEAKS ON EVERTON TARGET

Norwich City boss Stuart Weaver has had his say on the transfer rumours linking key player Max Aarons with a lot of the big teams in and out of English football. Stuart Weaver is the head of football development and he recently talked about Max Aarons, who has been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside giants Everton. The Norwich City chief spoke about the young English right-back in an interview monitored by Pinkun as he said that the Everton target as the quality to play for a Champions League club. According to him, he won’t be surprised if the player goes on to play in the Champions League when he leaves the Canaries and that Max Aarons has the quality and the temperament for a big move.


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HENDERSON YELLED TWO WORDS – REPORT

It has been revealed that Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson yelled two words when he went down injured during the Premier League game with Everton at the weekend. The England international suffered a groin injury in the Merseyside Derby clash with Everton at Anfield. According to the report from The Athletic, the Liverpool captain yelled two words ‘You’re joking’ when he went down injured in the first half of the game. The injury to Jordan Henderson is a big blow to Liverpool boss JurgenKlopp, who’s trying to arrest the poor form of his team especially in the league. Liverpool were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton to make it just two wins for the league holders in the last 11 matches. The poor run has seen them drop from title contenders to Champions League chasers.

Everton were able to capitalise on the current poor run by Liverpool as they produced a strong defensive performance enroute a 2-0 win. Brazilian international Richarlison set Everton on their way to victory in the opening minutes off the superb assist from Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez before the result was sealed by Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson shortly after he was introduced into the game as a second half substitute. Sigurdsson scored from penalty spot after Trent Alexander-Arnold was found guilty of bringing down Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Dominic Calvert-Lewin returned to action as a substitute against the Reds after missing the last two league games due to a hamstring problem. With the Everton result, Liverpool have now lost their last four games at home in the league.
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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 TRIO OUT OF ROTHERHAM GAME

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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WEST BROM KEEN ON EVERTON STRIKER

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce is keen to bolster his struggling squad with some quality players to aid the battle to survive relegation at the end of the season. Sam Allardyce is a known specialist when it comes to leading teams out of the relegation zone in the Premier League but he might have taken his biggest job yet after he agreed to replace the sacked SlavenBilic as West Brom manager last month. The ex-Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United boss has overseen two heavy defeats in his two home games in the Premier League since his appointment. In his other league game as West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce was able to lead the Baggies to an impressive 1-1 draw at the home of defending champions Liverpool. Sam Allardyce and West Brom are the first team to stop the Premier League holders from winning a league game at home this season.

Sam Allardyce has had enough time to assess the situation at West Brom and he’s ready to move for his own players including Everton striker CenkTosun in the bid to steer the Baggies clear of the relegation zone. West Brom have played 17 league games and they are six points adrift of safety as things stand on the Premier League log. Continue Reading

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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