Everton look set to be the Premier League's surprise package this term.
Carlo Ancelotti's appointment as head coach has been an absolute game-changer for the Toffees who now look capable of pushing for a top six finish.
As it stand the Merseysiders sit in fourth place in the table, representing an excellent start to the season.
But if you're thinking that this has been a fluke then you're sadly mistaken.
Everton have been one of the most entertaining sides to watch so far this season.
With the likes of Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez adding vital quality to the midfield, it was always going to be exciting for supporters.
That's before we've mentioned the splendid form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack.
While some players have thrived under Ancelotti, others have fallen short of expectation leading to criticism.
One of those players is Alex Iwobi.
The former Arsenal man has failed to impress this term leading to a diminished role under Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
As a result he's started just one Premier League game so far - something that former forward Noel Whelan believes is deserved after some very poor displays.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “Iwobi has had his opportunities and he has failed to take them up to now.
“When you do not take them you fall down the pecking order. That is what has happened to Alex Iwobi.
“His performance against Southampton was shocking. He was brought off at half-time and rightly so.
“You do not get too many chances at life in general and football is no different.
“Unfortunately, Ancelotti has seen enough and he believe there is others that deserve their opportunity now.”
GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...
Things just aren't working out for Alex Iwobi at the moment.
After arriving from Arsenal it was expected that the midfielder would really kick on and prove himself to be a top player at Premier League level.
That hasn't really happened yet.
Competition is tough under Carlo Ancelotti and Iwobi may need to be patient to an extent.
But more than anything it's vital that he impresses when he does make it onto the pitch.
If he doesn't and Ancelotti can't trust him then it's not going to be a happy time for Iwobi on Merseyside.
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