However, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought a stop to all sporting action, meaning the Premier League, and other leagues around the world, were put on hold.
It was unsure, at one point, whether the league could restart or whether it would be null and void, but the English top-flight returns on June 17 with two matches.
Toffees restart Premier League season with Merseyside derby
As it stands, with nine games to go in the 2019-20 season, Everton sit 12th in the table and are just six points outside of the top seven, with the team in seventh earning a qualification spot in next seasons Europa League.
Before the league came to a halt, the Toffees had won two and drew one of their previous four games. Ancelotti’s men had beaten both Crystal Palace and Watford in February and scored six goal across the two matches.
The Premier League have announced the dates for the provisional dates for the first three matchday's on its return. Everton will be classed at the home team, venue tbc, against title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday, June 21, a game that will be free to air on Sky Sports.
Ancelotti’s side will follow that up with a trip to Carrow Road to face a Norwich City outfit, who are battling for survival at the bottom, just three days after the derby.
Sunday, June 21 - Everton vs Liverpool - Sky Sports and Pick – 7pm
Wednesday, June 24 - Norwich City vs Everton - BBC Sport – 6pm
Wednesday, July 1 - Everton vs Leicester City - Sky Sports - 6pm