New signing James Rodriguez will join Carlo Ancelotti at Everton’s pre-match press conference later today.
The Blues start the new season on Sunday (4:30pm) with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur with Ancelotti hoping to hand debuts to new-boys Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
And to preview the game Rodriguez will be sat alongside Ancelotti in the media room at the club’s Finch Farm training ground from 1:30pm today.
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Members of the media will gain access to the press conference via Zoom as the Halewood complex remains off limits to everyone outside of the club’s Covid testing bubble.
Everton have until midday on Friday to register new signings in order for them to be eligible for the opening game of the season so Allan, Rodriguez and Doucoure – who all joined in the space of four days – are expected to feature in the matchday squad in London.
You can follow press conference updates on the ECHO’s live blog later this afternoon.