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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti delighted with Davies' current form

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is delighted with Tom Davies' current form.

Ancelotti described Davies' reading of the game, in the weekend's 3-3 draw at Manchester United, as "perfect" and has been pleased with the 22-year-old performances of late - especially during the absence of Allan.

"I think, first of all, Tom is a really professional player, really focused on what he is doing," Ancelotti said.

"He has a strong sense of belonging to this club and this is also really important.

"The only thing I said to him is to simplify his work and his style of play.

"He plays in a position where tactically you have to be really focused.

"Watching the game against United I think tactically he was perfect.

"With the ball he has maybe not the quality of a top midfielder but in that position we need to play simple passes, you don't need to over-complicate.

"Sometimes he touches the ball one or two times too much and I say to him play simple."

He added: "He cannot play No10, in my opinion, but when you play with three midfielders he can play all three positions, no problem, because tactically he is very intelligent."

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