To get the lowdown on Albion’s opponents, Everton we spoke to Connor Bennett, who is the Everton editor at

What have you made of Everton's  start to life under Carlo Ancelotti?

For the most part, pretty positive. Bringing someone of his stature when we were linked and negotiating with lesser managers has given fans a lift compared to where we were a few months ago.

There was the immediate bounce with wins over Burnley and Newcastle, both being games that we’d probably draw or even lose under previous bosses.

The losses to both Man City and Liverpool are disheartening, but it’s allowed him to assess the admittedly bare-bones squad pretty quickly.

With him not being in charge long, it’s difficult to say whether it’s going to be a resounding success or not.

How badly do they need to put in a good performance after the Liverpool defeat?

It’s vital that there is some effort and fight shown after a shambolic display at Anfield.

Fans have been questioning a number of ‘big’ players for a while and their lack of fight has only intensified the pressure.

It’s probably a boost that we’re at home and not travelling to the Amex because the anger of many fans could create an atmosphere at Goodison that many visiting teams have hated down the years.

Do you think Ancelotti will add to the squad in January and if so where?

Hopefully Ancelotti does make some moves, especially after he revealed that he and Marcel Brands would be discussing targets. As for positions of need in January, you have to look at centre-mid and centre-half.

Someone who can get on the ball and create chances in the middle, while adding a pacey defender wouldn’t go amiss right now.

Who will be their key player or players that Albion need to watch out for?

Depends if the manager decides to shake up his line-up but the one constant dangerman that you have to be wary of is Richarlison.

For me, he’s our only player who can turn a game on its head and win it through his performance, but he’s another who needs to kick it up a notch after last weekend.

What will the score be?

Hopefully an Everton win. I’d take a gutsy 1-0 just so long as we get three points on the board after a dismal cup exit.