Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled James Rodriguez out of Sunday’s clash with West Ham United, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

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The Hammers welcome the Toffees to the London Stadium on Sunday for what is a hugely important game for both sides.

West Ham will be desperate for a win in order to cement our place inside the top six.

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Everton, meanwhile, need all three points if they are to keep their hopes of securing European football alive.

Everton injury blow ahead of West Ham clash

James Rodriguez will miss the game against the Hammers.

That will be a massive blow for the Toffees. The Colombia international is a vital player for the Merseyside outfit.

Carlo Ancelotti told reporters today that Rodriguez hasn’t recovered after picking up a problem against Aston Villa, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo:

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“For this weekend, we have back Doucoure after the injury he had he recovered well, he trained with the team, he is available. James is not. He didn’t train with the team, he is starting his proper rehab, he will start training with the team next week. The little problem was after the game against Aston Villa. Before Aston Villa he played. He had a little problem during the warm-up against Aston Villa and it is a little problem.”

West Ham desperately need to win this one. If we do, we will have every chance of finishing inside the top four.

And Everton not having James Rodriguez available for the game will be a massive boost for the Hammers.

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