Carlo Ancelotti presser ahead of West Brom vs Everton

Carlo Ancelotti

Everton will travel to Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Thursday night.

Carlo Ancelotti confirmed in his press conference today that three players are definitely missing for this game – Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

The Italian boss has also revealed that the club will make checks on four players – James Rodriguez, Tom Davies, Seamus Coleman and Robin Olsen – ahead of the match.

A lot of hype has been going on around Ben Godfrey who has been simply outstanding since his move from Norwich City in the summer.

Rio Ferdinand praised the 23-year-old defender heavily last month, and Ancelotti has now insisted that Godfrey has impressed everyone, including England boss Gareth Southgate.

Ancelotti has hinted that he will make some changes to the side as rotation is necessary to prevent players from getting injured.

Does that mean Josh King now likely to make his first start for the club?

After winning back-to-back games in the Premier League, Everton are just two points behind fourth-placed West Ham United and the Toffees are aiming for that spot.

However, they need to be consistent and Ancelotti has stressed the importance to win games against the bottom half teams.

Allan played the entire 90 minutes in the last game against Southampton, and his fitness will be checked today. The Brazilian midfielder has just returned from a long injury lay-off.

Richarlison has scored in the last two games for the Toffees and Ancelotti was full of praise for the Brazilian. The former Real Madrid boss has suggested that the current system now suits his style of play.

In other news, Michael Ball has suggested that Jordan Pickford deserves ‘huge credit’ after two eye-catching performances.