Everton boss Frank Lampard is delighted with his new-look midfield.
Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye both were impressive for victory over West Ham.
Lampard wrote for evertonfc.com: “The West Ham victory has taken us into this international break with an understanding of what we have been doing well so far season. We are harder to beat and harder to score against – that’s a huge thing in football.
“Can we be better on the ball? For sure, but from the West Ham game, we were able to produce passages of play, like for the goal, which showed we are playing through lines better.
“We have got to understand as well that we have got new players in and that means it takes time to get fluidity to our game. Onana has hardly played as a number eight, Alex Iwobi has been playing in various roles, as we know, and Gana has been playing in a different league for a few years so there are parts of our game that will get better.
“At the moment, though, we’re at the start of our process moving forward and the West Ham win gave us three important points, especially after we deserved more from our previous matches.
“It’s early days, of course, but I think our fans appreciate the improvements we’ve made as a team. That’s down to hard work and our players.”