Carlo: 'We Will Be Ready'

Carlo Ancelotti is ensuring Everton’s players are supplementing fitness work with video analysis during the coronavirus lockdown – and insists the Club will be “ready” when football returns.

Ancelotti's playing squad is divided into groups of four working remotely under one allocated member of staff to tailored training and video analysis activity.

The Italian and his coaching team continue to study videos of Everton’s matches to inform the planning for the resumption of Premier League football and the tailored programmes being shared with players.

“At this moment my staff is working with the players to show them videos – to try to explain what they did well and what they did wrong in the matches,” manager Ancelotti told

“The videos are prepared by the scouting staff, then sent to the player and we [player and staff member] check them together.

“The staff are in touch with the players every day – one member has four players to check on.

“We send the players [physical] exercises and everything is okay – they are healthy.

“It is important as much as anything to keep them safe and in good health.”

Ancelotti is also working hard on identifying the tactical lessons that will further improve his side’s form and consistency by analysing each of the games played since his appointment in December.

“I have watched videos of the games since my arrival to try to learn from the mistakes we made in those games and to try to improve,” he explained.

“Our goal is to finish the season well and to try to be competitive in all the games – not like the last [at Chelsea], which was not good.

“We have to finish well, then see if there is a possibility to plan the next season.

“Nobody knows exactly what will happen [with a resumption date] – we are waiting for the advice and to see what will happen.”

The 60-year-old is keeping in regular contact with his coaching team but the three-times Champions League winning boss is being careful to allow his players space from their manager until it is safe to reunite at the Club’s USM Finch Farm training base.

“I don’t speak a lot with the players, I have individual chats with some but not all of them,” said Ancelotti.

“I want to leave them to be free at this moment.

“I know they are working and are professional.

“When we restart we are going to have time to prepare well for the games, so at this moment I prefer to leave them free.

“I speak with the staff every day and I stay in contact with the board.”