New boys West Brom didn’t have the best of starts, crashing to a 3-0 home loss to Leicester.
And they won’t relish their trip to Goodison Park, having enjoyed just two wins in their 19 previous visits there.
However, Albion have kept eight Premier League clean sheets against Everton – their joint-best record against any side.
Everton have won their opening Premier League home match for each of the past three years, and that record looks set to continue if they can replicate their opening 1-0 win at Tottenham.
The Toffees face a selection problem at centre back with Jarrad Branthwaite sustaining an ankle injury in the Carabao Cup win over Salford City. The 18-year-old looks set to join Mason Holgate on the sidelines.
West Brom new signing, ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is lacking match fitness so won’t feature against the Toffees but fellow new arrival Conor Gallagher is available.
All eyes will be on the new three-man Everton midfield, which featured Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez. Most notably, the Colombian Rodriguez, who wowed all with his quality passing.
The signing from Real Madrid created five opportunities for his team-mates, the most by a player on their Premier League debut since Alexis Sanchez back in August 2014.
Prediction: West Brom looked clueless and will hardly put up a fight against the resurgent Everton side. 3-0 to the Merseysiders.