However, a trip to Fulham today could be tougher than one might’ve thought at the start of the season, given their current form.
The Cottagers are unbeaten in their last three and scored three goals in each of their last two wins.
It is an away trip that will likely require plenty of hard work for Frank Lampard’s side to compete physically, and he must pick his team accordingly.
Especially after their respective displays against the Eagles, he must surely be considering dropping Demarai Gray and replacing him with the substitute goal scorer Dwight McNeil.
The winger capped off a sensational flowing move for their third last Saturday, driving infield and slipping in Alex Iwobi, then continuing his run to latch on to the classy flick from his Nigerian teammate.
Sending Goodison Park into raptures, it was a mere slice of what the 22-year-old can offer the Toffees after his move from Burnley, where he had been dubbed a “special player” by journalist Andy Jones.
Sean Dyche was clearly a big fan of his, as he featured almost 147 times for the Clarets despite his youth.
This high praise and his slowly improving start to life on Merseyside promise big things for Lampard.
He must give him another opportunity today to strut his stuff and further prove just how good he is.