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Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that Abdoulaye Doucoure delivered his best performance to date in Everton’s 2-0 win against Leicester City on Wednesday at the King Power Stadium.
Everton started the season brilliantly with four wins in a row. He suffered a slump in form after the international break in October, but has now scored back-to-back victories.
The Toffees defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park and followed it up with a brilliant victory against the Foxes. Richarlison and Mason Holgate scored in each half to earn all three points for Ancelotti’s team.
Doucoure was one of the Toffees’ best players, and Ancelotti has suggested it was the best she has seen of him since the midfielder joined the club.
“It was his best performance [for Everton]. He was very intelligent on defense, he understood what he had to do and also with the ball he had some accelerations that were good for our counterattacks ”. said Ancelotti to the official website of the club.
The 27-year-old joined Everton from Watford in the summer for a fee of £ 20 million and has adapted very well to his new club.
The Frenchman has formed a strong midfield partnership with Allan and has always been present for the club.
He made two tackles, two interceptions and attempted one shot during the game. He led the midfield area, delivering 50 passes, more than any other Everton player.
Doucoure will have a big role to play in the coming weeks with Allan suffering a hamstring injury.
Ancelotti has confirmed that the Brazilian midfielder will be out for a while. Everton will hope that players like Andre Gomes and Tom Davies can step up in their absence.
The Toffees have a tough streak of matches during the busy holiday period that begins with Arsenal on the weekend. They will face Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham in their next matches and the results could have a big impact on their European ambitions.