After a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Ronald Koeman may be thankful he has a chance to rectify things quickly as Everton face Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Dutch boss has no new injury concerns ahead of the fixture and only has to cope without players such as James McCarthy, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley, all of whom are out with more long-term issues.
With a tough fixture away against Manchester United on Sunday, we could see plenty of rotation in the Everton side that starts against the Serie A side.
Jordan Pickford will remain in goal; he is still settling into life at his new club and will benefit from more games.
It would be a big ask to play both Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka twice in four days. They have already looked off the pace at times, so moving to a back four would let Michael Keane partner Williams and rest the former Sheffield United defender for Old Trafford.
At right-back, it’s between Mason Holgate and Cuco Martina to get the nod, with the player not selected featuring from the start on Sunday.
There is a chance to freshen up the central midfield options with Muhamed Besic partnering the exciting Tom Davies.
“I am always looking at the other lads to see how I can improve,” Davies told the official Everton website this week.
“I did it a lot last season as well – and now I can pick up even more from the players who have come in, like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne (Rooney) and Davy Klaassen.
“They all have elements to their games I can learn from and try to add to my game, be it types of movement, different techniques, or positions on the pitch.
This is another chance to help Davies’ progression and he is a superb link between the midfield and Koeman’s attacking options.
On the right, Ademola Lookman offers pace on the break and he can add to his first-team experience. Similar to playing Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the right. In four starts and four sub appearances the 20-year-old has two Premier League assists and scored in the Europa League qualifier against Ruzomberok.
Behind the striker, Sigurdsson is the best option, resting Rooney for his Manchester return this weekend.
With no real other natural options up front, it should be Sandro Ramirez leading the line.
Atalanta haven’t enjoyed the best of starts to their league campaign, with just one win from three games. They lost a couple of key players in the summer, but the 2-1 win over Sassuolo would have provided much-needed relief for Gian Piero Gasperini.
On paper, Everton have a great chance to come away with all three points, but with rotation and one eye on Sunday’s clash, this could be a hard-fought battle.