Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti reveals what his star player James Rodriguez told him, adding that he doesn’t trust him. James is fighting to be part of the Everton squad to face Manchester United tomorrow.

    The Toffees welcomes the out-of-form United side at Goodison Park in an attempt to rediscover their winning ways. The Merseyside Blues were without a single victory in October in the English Premier League, having two defeats and one draw, following their flawless start in Carlo Ancelotti’s first full season.

  • Ancelotti Turns Down Potential Option of Signing Rodriguez


    Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that James Rodriguez will be most likely to stay another year at Real Madrid diminishing the hopes of him joining Everton. His future at Real has been under speculations during the past few months. He returned back to Spain in the last season after spending two years of a loan spell at the German club Bayern Munich and he was looking forward to earning a regular spot at the squad of Zinedine Zidane.

    The striker has only appeared in 14 games in this season and his contract at Real would be expiring on next season. Madrid won their match against Athletic Club on Sunday but on the match, he wasn’t even benched. When asked about this on the post-match session Zidane has commented that the players need to be left out due to his own reasons and he will not be elaborating the reason for absence anymore. He was brought to the club on 2014 from Monaco for £68 million but he in his stay at the club was unable to unleash his full potential.

  • Carlo Ancelotti justifies decision to play Anthony Gordon


    Anthony Gordon was included in the first team of Everton in the match against Liverpool as many have questioned on including an inexperienced player like him on the team. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has justified his decision saying that he has seen him play. The youngster’s name on the team sheet was a surprise to everyone,as the player has not made played such an important match at Premier League.

    Ancelotti said to Sky Sports that Gordon on the training session has shown confidence and determination and he deserves to play when such an opportunity is available. He made his debut against West Ham in the Premier League and was also a substitute in the match against Chelsea which was played before the three-month-long break without any football activity.

  • Darren Bent believes Everton should offload Sigurdsson to sign Jack Grealish

    Former Premier League star Darren Bent believes Everton should sanction the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson during the next transfer window in order to land a younger replacement. The Icelandic footballer has been a valuable performer over the years but he has struggled for form this term with just one goal and two assists from 26 league games.

    As a result, there has been doubts regarding his future with the Toffees and Bent believes it could be time to part ways with Sigurdsson to sign a player of Jack Grealish’s calibre, he told: “I think it might be time for them (to sell). If they’re going after someone like a Grealish or a Jesse Lingard. We know Sigurdsson’s got ability, we know how good he is, he’s brilliant – technically, he’s very, very good.

  • Darren Bent unconvinced with Jordan Pickford’s role as England number one

    Former Premier League star Darren Bent has said that he has not been entirely convinced with Jordan Pickford as England’s number one. The 26-year-old has been the Three Lions’ first-choice goalkeeper since November 2017 and over the past two-and-a-half years, he has earned 24 caps under Gareth Southgate.

    Speaking on TalkSPORT, Bent said that he has no question marks over the goalkeeper’s pedigree but insists that the former Sunderland man has struggled for Everton this term. He added that Pickford should benefit from the postponement of the European Championships to 2021 as that would provide him with more time to re-evaluate himself.

  • Danny Mills urges Everton seal bargain deal for Sidibe this summer

    Former Premier League star Danny Mills has urged Everton to take up the option to buy Djibril Sidibe from AS Monaco when the season concludes. The France international joined the Toffees on a season-long loan from the Ligue 1 outfit last summer but they managed to include a buy option of around £12.7m as part of the deal.

    Sidibe has made 20 appearances for the Toffees to date and he has been impressive during this period with the second-most assists (4) behind Lucas Digne for the side. Speaking on Football Insider, Mills believes the Toffees must take up the option to buy in the summer and believes the Frenchman would be an absolute bargain in today’s market.

  • Carragher surprised with Ancelotti’s proposed move to Everton

    Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that he has been surprised by Carlo Ancelotti’s imminent move to Everton. The Merseyside outfit have fared impressively under the guidance of Duncan Ferguson in an interim role over the past two matches but the club have still taken the decision to recruit a new manager from the outside.

    The Toffees have been linked with a number of top names over the past few years and reports have emerged that they are now on the cusp of landing Ancelotti as their next boss. This has certainly a number of fans and pundits alike, and Carragher believes Ancelotti has a big job on his hands with the Toffees, who are languishing at the tail-end of the table.

  • Marco Silva Confident of Improving Everton’s Form

    Everton boss Marco Silva claims that he can still remain in the job by turning around the club’s poor form. The manager has had a difficult relationship with Everton supporters as the club are going under a crisis in terms of form. Everton have had four managers in less than four years and a recent defeat against Norwich City has started chants about Silva becoming the next manager to get the sack. Even though a number of claims from the likes of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has emerged in the last few weeks, Silva is clearly fast losing the support of fans.

    Mark Hughes and David Moyes have been touted as potential replacements. The club have already dispatched several great managers like Sam Allardyce, Ronald Koeman, and Roberto Martinez in order to invest in Silva. Farhad Moshiri, who is the club’s major shareholder, has indicated that he wants stability at the club. In the past, Everton were able to achieve a lot of success only through stability with David Moyes spending more than a decade at the club before leaving for Manchester United in 2016. Since the exit of Moyes, it has been a troubled period for the Merseyside outfit. Everton are now in a desperate situation with the team just four points away from the relegation zone.

  • Darren Bent delivers verdict on Marco Silva’s future at Everton

    Former Premier League star Darren Bent believes Marco Silva is walking a tight rope at Everton and he could be sacked, should the Toffees fail to improve on their league results. The Merseyside outfit made a strong end to the previous season where they beat the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United and that led to suggestions that they could make a strong push for the top six during the ongoing season.

    However, that has not been the case with the Toffees struggling for consistency and a four-match losing streak before the international break sees them in the drop zone with just seven points on the board. There have already been calls from the fans for a change in the head coach and Bent believes that could become a possibility, should there be no improvement in the coming months.

  • Frank Lampard says he always believed in Tammy Abraham

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that he always had the trust and belief that Tammy Abraham would prove his credentials with the club. The England international made a slow beginning to the campaign with three below-par performances but he has since found a scoring streak with seven goals in the past three matches.

    Speaking in a press conference, Lampard said that he had no clear expectations for the young marksman but always had the trust that the 21-year-old could make the difference, he told: “I never had clear expectations for him, only the fact that I believed in him and trusted in him. I know a lot has been made about the ban giving young players opportunities but I felt the time was right for Tammy to have his opportunity at this club anyway, because of the quality he has got. I’m really delighted that he has got his goals. I think there’s even more to come. He’s in a good place, a place that just requires him to sustain and improve even more and I think with his mentality and the way he is every day I hope to see that.”

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