Aston Villa 3 - 0 Everton
Everton’s unbeaten start to the season was shredded in nine second-half minutes as poor defending and a lack of squad depth were ruthlessly exposed by Aston Villa.
James Rodriguez's latest absence from the Everton squad appears to have been down to a concern the Colombian had over a muscle issue.
In addition to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, it could be until after the next international break before Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford are fit again.
Everton could get a funding uplift to the tune of £45m for the construction of their new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock from the local Merseyside authority while a report suggests that the club is getting close to securing private investment for the bulk of the project's cost.
Everton came from behind for a second successive home game to eventually sweep Burnley away at Goodison Park which was bouncing by the end of what had at one stage threatened to be a frustrating evening under the lights.