Everton have had a rocky few weeks and are currently in 7th position, but what are the highs and lows of their season so far?
Ronald Koeman started his career at Everton with a bang; the Dutchman boasted a six game unbeaten run in all competitions at Goodison.
Koeman's honeymoon period was well and truly over after a defeat to Norwich in the EFL cup, a string of bad results followed.
What have been Everton's highs and lows this season and what improvements need to be made after the international break?
Ronald Koeman has been a breath of fresh air at Everton, bringing much-needed discipline and honesty to Goodison Park. It's clear to see that changes are slowly happening. The Blues defence is a lot stronger and Koeman is getting the best out of Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium international's hat trick against Sunderland andindividual effort to put the Blues 1-0 up at the Etihad shows why on his day Lukaku is one of the best strikers in Europe.
Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams have been great signings for Everton - both have been terrific this season. Gueye has brought energy and fearless tackling to the side. While Williams' leadership is something the Blues were once lacking.
The horror of Everton's 5-0 defeat to Chelsea is clear evidence that the Blues have got a long way to go before qualifying for Europe. The lack of fight and quality of some of the players was highlighted for everyone to see.
A shock defeat to Norwich in the EFL cup was also another eye opener that the Blues are not yet at the level they should be.
January will be a crucial time for Koeman, the Dutchman will have to bring in a proven goal scorer - the Blues depend heavily on Lukaku and have no back up if he was to pick up an injury.
The Blues should target a European finish, although this will not be easy. Following the Chelsea result, Koeman needs to pick up a string of good results over the festive period. A win over Liverpool would be the first time in six years.
The two teams will meet in December, if Koeman could pull a win out the bag then that will certainly prove any doubters wrong. A win would also show that Everton are capable of beating the top teams.
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