Carlo Ancelotti provides updates on Allan, James & more ahead of Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti provides updates on Allan, James & more ahead of Arsenal

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has this afternoon provided updates on the fitness of a number of key members of his squad, on the back of the club’s win over Leicester.

Blues victorious

The Toffees made the trip to the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night, for a testing meeting with the in-form Foxes.

Everton headed into proceedings with their tails up, having brought to an end a dismal recent run with a 1-0 downing of Chelsea.

And, when all was said and done 48 hours ago, the upturn enjoyed by Ancelotti’s outfit moved up another notch.

An impressive display eventually saw Everton depart the King Power with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of goals from Richarlison and Mason Holgate.

Their latest result guides the Merseysiders to 5th in the Premier League table, just a point adrift of the Champions League spots.

Highlights: Leicester 0-2 Everton

Toffees latest

An otherwise positive evening for Everton on Wednesday, however, was soured somewhat by the emergence of a pair of concerns on the personnel front.

First, shortly before the interval, midfielder Allan was stretchered off in evident pain, with a hamstring injury.

In turn, speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s meeting with Arsenal tomorrow, Carlo Ancelotti was this afternoon inevitably drawn on the Brazilian’s wellbeing.

The news, though, was far from positive from a Toffees perspective, with Ancelotti having confirmed that his side’s in-form midfielder is set to play no part versus Mikel Arteta’s men:

‘Had a problem on his hamstring. We don’t know how long it will be. We don’t know how many games.’

The other Everton star to have picked up a problem against Leicester was Richarlison, though the attacker, who found the net at the King Power, is expected to feature from the off versus Arsenal:

‘No problem’, Ancelotti simply replied when drawn on Richarlison’s wrist issue.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates with teammate Richarlison after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on December 05, 2020 in Burnley, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates with teammate Richarlison after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on December 05, 2020 in Burnley, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Another of the Merseysiders’ star men who will miss out on Saturday, though, is James Rodriguez.

The Colombian is continuing to struggle with a calf problem:

‘We have games every three days! He misses three games because there is three games in a week,’ explained the Everton boss.

‘It is a problem with his calf. Nothing special.’

Last up was an update on the fitness of Seamus Coleman, with Ancelotti having confirmed that his side’s captain is in line to make his comeback in a little over 24 hours’ time:

‘The most important thing is Seamus and Mason are fit to play, Seamus has a strong desire to play. After that I have to choose the line-up.’ 

Everton vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Bernd Leno insists Mikel Arteta ‘least to blame’ for Arsenal’s poor form


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Everton betting odds, next game:

Universidad Catolica vs Everton de Vina odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Universidad Catolica vs Everton de Vina Full time result
Universidad Catolica
8/15
Draw
3/1
Everton de Vina
15/4
Universidad Catolica vs Everton de Vina Result/Both teams score Yes No
Universidad Catolica 5/2 13/8
Everton de Vina 8/1
Draw 9/2 11/1
Universidad Catolica vs Everton de Vina Correct Score
Universidad Catolica
Everton de Vina

Everton's latest videos

'LIVE' FULL GAME: ASTON VILLA V EVERTON - 26 OCTOBER 2013
'LIVE' FULL GAME: ASTON VILLA V EVERTON - 26 OCTOBER 2013
With Everton's game at Aston Villa postponed, the show must go on! So let's…
2021-01-16T11:36:56Z
EXPERT FINISHING! | EVERTON IN TRAINING
EXPERT FINISHING! | EVERTON IN TRAINING
Subscribe to Everton Football Club's official YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2wtCEbB Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/everton…
2021-01-15T19:02:50Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
3 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
5 Manchester City FC 16 12 32
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
9 West Ham United FC 18 4 29
10 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
11 Arsenal FC 18 1 24
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 18 -7 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
18 Fulham FC 17 -11 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 5