Everton will visit Crystal Palace tomorrow, Saturday, in the third round of the English Premier League, after his remarkable start by scoring 6 points from the first two games.
“All the list is ready, except for Mason Holgate and Jarad Branthwaite,” Ancelotti said at the press conference.
He justified the exclusion of Fabian Delph from the list of facing Crystal Palace: “Fabian Delph has been away for a long time, has recovered well and played 60 minutes in a distinguished way, but I want him to get more training sessions and to be ready for the English Premier League competitions.”
He also renewed confidence in the team’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford: “We shouldn’t focus on Pickford. He started very well and played a great game against Tottenham. I’m not focused on him like you, he’s a great goalkeeper.”
“Beckford has my full confidence, we are not looking for another goalkeeper,” he emphasized.
He admitted: “We are looking for a center-back. If we had an opportunity in the transfer market, we would wait for it.”
Ancelotti turned to talk about Dominic Calvert Lewin, who scored 4 goals in the first two rounds: “Calvert Lewin is eager to develop, and we are trying to help him. He does most of the work because he is a really great player. He has the space to develop in matches because of his quality, but he has to enjoy continuity.”
He explained, “Calvert Lewin had a small problem with his hamstring muscle in front of Fleetwood, but he was ready to participate.”
He added, “I hope Calvert Lewin will reach 20 goals this season, and behind him we also have James, Andrei Gomes, and Sigurdsson, and this is something that makes our attackers happy. We also have Bernard who knows how to play. If not every striker has scored at least 20 goals this season it would be They have a problem with me. ”
He continued: “In the presence of James at Real Madrid, Ronaldo managed to score 56 goals. Frankly, I will not ask Dominic to score 56 goals, but he has to do his best.”
James’s position on the field explained: “At the moment, James is not playing as an outright number 10, of course he has the ability to play there, but we are sharing him on the right side, not like a traditional winger, because he likes to go deep.”