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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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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

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 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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