Everton had a bit of a week to forget in terms of results, with their nightmare finish at Anfield last weekend not being helped by a midweek draw.
The Toffees though do look in good nick at times under Marco Silva, and it would not be a surprise to see them challening for Europe.
Silva have brought in a wealth of new players to Goodison Park and that has left a few players on the periphery of proceedings at the club, meaning a loan move for some might well materialise come the opening of the January transfer window.
And one side who might look to snap up a few of the Toffees fringe players is Aston Villa, who are making a big surge towards the promotion places under new manager Dean Smith.
A squad which is already riddle with talent at Championship level, adding more Premier League players is a scary thought for the rest of the league.
However, we’ve taken a look at TWO Everton players who might well enhance Villa’s promotion push further…
The young defender burst onto the scene for the Toffees last season, but has been frozen out somewhat this term under Silva.
However, Kenny is a talent, and is someone who defensively can really help a club like Villa out during the Championship run in.
Good with the ball as well as being solid defensively, Kenny would be an excellent signing for Dean Smith’s men.
The young midfielder spent last season with Nottingham Forest, and impressed in the main for Aitor Karanka’s men.
A classy operator in the middle of the park who would fit with Smith’s ethos of high tempo football, he would be a useful addition for the Villans if they could persuade Everton to do a short-term deal.