Everton return to action from the international break with some positive news on the injury front, but still remain short-handed on a number of fronts with multiple players still injured or suspended across the board.
The Blues opponents’ this weekend are West Ham United, who have lost every one of their four games in a miserable start to the season. The Hammers actually have gone one worse than the previous season when they lost their first three games, despite a second straight summer of splashing the cash.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is already being questioned despite (or maybe because of) the influx of players during the summer transfer window, much like Ronald Koeman was last season with the Blues seemingly lost on the pitch.
Marco Silva seems to have settled in well at the Toffees and has been implementing his system to some success. However, the Blues are reaping the benefits of an easier opening schedule as they remain unbeaten while trying to settle into some kind of a groove.