Pressure is piling on James Rodriguez at Everton


Premier League The Toffees need him to rediscover his form

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An excellent start to the season was followed by a spell on the sidelines due to injury for James Rodriguez, who is expected to return to Everton’s starting line-up in their FA Cup match against Rotherham on Saturday.

Pressure is piling on the Colombia international, who missed out on several crucial matches in December. That included duels against Chelsea, Leicester City and Arsenal.

Following a series of wins without James being at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, the Italian coach gave the former Real Madrid playmaker some playing time in the 1-0 home defeat to West Ham on January 1.

Although James was not to blame for the loss, he is now urged to rediscover his form as Everton are in pursuit of a European spot for next season.

At this point, it seems as though Gylfi Sigurdsson has earned himself a spot in Everton’s starting XI, yet Ancelotti insists that James was brought in last summer to play a key role in the team’s project for the 2020/21 campaign.

It now remains to be seen whether the match against Rotherham will serve as a springboard for James to bounce back and recover his form.



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