West Brom are not cut adrift from the pack, despite the previously mentioned barren run.
"We need to turn our results around starting Saturday and it will be interesting to see the players' reaction after the poor 44 minutes they played in the second half on Saturday".
Big Sam was left furious after his side threw in the towel and capitulated against a Spurs side who oozed class. Their failed scouting mission has not deterred them from signing the versatile defender this month, though it remains to be seen if Allardyce sees fit to sanction a move before the end of January.
Theo Walcott bagged an assist in his first game for Everton Credit PA
Theo Walcott will make his debut for Everton as the Toffees host West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park.
Everton started this game like they have multiple others this campaign - disjointed, uncoordinated and mostly unwilling to put in the hard work.
Nacer Chadli is still out for the Baggies but James Morrison could make a return after a lengthy stint on the sidelines. Following the confident performance delivered by his team in their overdue win last weekend, a similar side is expected to be named this weekend for the trip to Merseyside.
In addition to that, I also like the both teams not to score since I don't think West Brom have enough talent to score away from home against Everton.
Everton have tried to combat this problem by dipping into the transfer market but it could take time for the new signings to adjust to their new surroundings.
"I think that we would be more, in terms of where we are at the moment, moving players on".
For Pardew, the task at hand appears to be in dealing with the cards he's already been dealt.
Who was your Man of the Match?
Everton had 17 shots on target in Sam Allardyce's first four Premier League games in charge, scoring seven goals - however, in his last five, Everton have managed just four shots on target, scoring once.