What has so been so striking about Rafa Benitez’s Everton side is the way they’ve defied the critics since he entered Goodison Park.
However, he has guided his team to a mightily impressive start despite a blip over the last seven days.
They lost to QPR and Aston Villa but after defeating Norwich 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, they are a point off top spot in the Premier League.
Andros Townsend confirmed his place as Everton’s top scorer by finding the net from the penalty spot and then Abdoulaye Doucoure scored following smart work by Demarai Gray.
All three of those players have been exceptional this term, namely the wide players who have netted seven goals between them after their summer arrivals.
They have already outperformed Alex Iwobi and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they usurp his goals tally for the club in just a matter of months.
They were brilliant against the Canaries but Iwobi stuttered again, just as he has done throughout the vast majority of his Toffees career.
There was a slight improvement against Daniel Farke’s side this weekend but he still flattered to deceive in Everton’s attack.
Furthermore, he could only complete one dribble in a display where his decision making left plenty to be desired.
Ultimately, that has been one area of the 25-year-old’s game that has continuously let him down. He can beat a player and get into the penalty area but his end product is tame and lacks authority.
Iwobi is no longer a young player; he is a senior professional who needs to begin showing more to Benitez. At £34m, he has been a waste of money; they must focus their attention on bringing someone else into the team.