The Everton we have seen in the last few weeks is a far cry away from the one we saw win four of their first five Premier League matches.
The Toffees made an excellent start under new manager Ronald Koeman, beating West Brom, Stoke, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough en route to second place in the table on September 17.
However, things haven’t been great since then, as Koeman’s men have won just one of their last eight league matches, and find themselves seventh in the table.
Disappointing defeats away at Bournemouth and Burnley looked only to be mere blips, but further below-par displays against Chelsea and Southampton have suggested that maybe Koeman has a bigger job at Goodison Park than he first realised.
Nonetheless, Everton host Manchester United on Sunday with both teams in need of a league win, and it could be a result that kick starts both sides’ seasons.
Koeman will be hoping that his men come out on top, but further reinforcements may be needed in January for Everton to keep pace with the top six.