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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Everton will be without midfielder Allan against Fulham on Sunday with the Brazilian’s hamstring injury.
Allan hasn’t appeared for the Toffees since limping off the field to Leicester City in December, but he was provided to be declared available for Everton’s 5-4 FA Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur midweek.
Can Everton get by without Allan vs Fulham?
Yeah Davies is playing nice
No we will miss Allan
Allan has now missed more than two months of action, while Sunday’s meeting at Goodison Park with Scott Parker’s Fulham will mark the 13th accessory in all competitions in which he has not participated.
The 30-year-old isn’t the only player unavailable for the Cottagers’ visit to Merseyside, as Ancelotti also ruled out Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jordan Pickford.
“Both will not be available for Sunday’s game. We are looking for the next match on Wednesday where we think both will be available, ”said the Italian. indicated on Friday.
“We have Andre Gomes back, James [Rodriguez], Josh King, and in the next week we think Allan will be back so the team is ready for the next games.
“James is fine. He trained yesterday and today and is available for Sunday’s game. No problem.”
Allan had started all 13 of his appearances before suffering a hamstring injury in the first half at King Power Stadium on December 16, and was only left out of two games, one via a groin strain and once after having rested.
Tom Davies replaced Allan against Tottenham in the FA Cup on Wednesday night and left Ancelotti impressed with his efforts.
“He is doing very well, he has improved a lot,” said the former Chelsea manager, via quotes from Echo of Liverpool. “He is a powerful, dynamic midfielder. He has improved in ball handling and possession. Tactically, he’s doing well. “
Davies was the driving force behind Everton’s midweek performance, constantly shouting for the ball and never hiding from a battle when the Spurs were in possession.
It meant that no Toffees player recorded more touches than Davies (98), while only Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (135) and Davinson Sánchez (104) saw more of the ball for the visitors, according to Who scored.
Hojbjerg (8) and Ben Davies (6) were also the only players who showed up for either side to attempt a greater number of tackles than Davies (4), who also offered the second most interceptions (2) while completing (67 ) and attempting (74) the most passes among the 14 Ancelotti men who participated.
The 22-year-old should now have another chance to impress the Everton manager against Fulham with Allan still on the sidelines, potentially in a role similar to the one he held in last week’s 3-3 draw at Manchester United with Gomes available. to join the engine room again.
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