Everton Manager Reveals Team News For Spurs Cup Clash

James Rodriguez and Jordan Pickford will be assessed today before a decision is made on their availability for Everton's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison on Wednesday (8.15pm GMT).

Meanwhile, midfielder Allan will not be available for the clash - but is expected to be fit for Sunday's Premier League match at home to Fulham - and Joshua King is cup-tied after playing in the competition for Bournemouth this season.

In his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he will see how James and Pickford come through training at USM Finch Farm that afternoon.

James came off late on during the 3-3 draw at Manchester United on Saturday with a tight calf, while keeper Pickford has missed the past two games with an abdomen problem.

Allan has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury in the Blues' 2-0 victory at Leicester City on 16 December but is back in full training and Ancelotti hopes he can play this weekend.

The Blues boss said: "I have to wait for training this afternoon to check on some situations. One is James and one is Jordan. They are going to train and after that we will see.

"James had a tight calf [against Manchester United]. I took him off after 70 minutes to avoid risk. Now he will train today. If he's ready to play tomorrow, he will play, and if the calf is still tight he will play in the next game on Sunday.

"Allan has started with the team. He is not ready yet but I hope he will be next game."