Everton go into Saturday's game against Newcastle seventh in the Premier League.
"It's an important game for both teams for different reasons," said Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti. "For us it's important because we have a possibility to go up in the table and it's good motivation for the second half of the season.
"I am quite happy with our position in the table. It could be better, but we can improve and we have to improve the position because there is a lot of competition. Every game is so complicated and difficult, but we have the possibility to improve our style.