Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that his Everton side must be “worried” ahead of their Premier League clash against West Brom this evening.
The Baggies are unbeaten in three coming into this one and have kept consecutive clean-sheets under Sam Allardyce at The Hawthorns.
Everton are in the conversation for Champions League qualification this season and strengthened that with wins over Liverpool and Southampton.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the clash this evening, Ancelotti gave the impression he has been impressed with what he has seen from the Albion recently.
“Be worried,” he warned his side.
“We have to be worried because West Brom competed really well against Manchester United, they beat Brighton, so they are fighting for the relegation.
“We have to expect a tough game and a difficult game, so we need to be worried.”
Big Sam is really starting to get to grips with this squad.
The January signings have all made a massive impact, and all should start against the Toffees this evening, despite the hectic schedule.
Everton have welcomed back the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but that shouldn’t worry the Baggies after dealing with the likes of Manchester United recently.
The Toffees have done well against the so-called big sides this season, but have crumbled against teams lower in the league; take their defeat against Fulham recently.
Ancelotti is clearly warning his side against complacency, it would be interesting to see their response should the Albion get another early goal, that could be critical.
In other West Brom news, Baggies made a big club change to kit on Wednesday for WWF