When the season is a few games in, it gives fans an opportunity to assess the transfer activity that was done in the summer.
Everton recruited a handful of new stars to bolster the defence and midfield, but they also offloaded a few fringe players.
One of those individuals was Nikola Vlasic, who arrived at Goodison Park last year and has gone on to make just 19 appearances.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder struggled to impress two different managers – Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce – over the course of last season.
With Marco Silva now at the helm, the Portuguese coach had a chance to mull over his options for the 2018-19 campaign and he opted to send Vlasic on loan.
The Croatian agreed to join CSKA Moscow on a season-long temporary deal, and at the moment it appears that he made the right choice.
The midfielder has featured in four matches, and in three of them he completed 90 minutes.
At the weekend he created an assist in what turned out to be a 3-0 triumph over Ufa.
Given how well he has started in Russia, we asked you if Silva made a mistake in letting Vlasic go, and a small majority wish that he was at the club this season.