Twelve points from their opening six games have finally given David Moyes the fast start he's craved for so many of his recent seasons in charge of Everton.
Fed up with his side's recurring habit of beating all comers after Christmas, having struggled to compete early on, this season's hasty start has already led to whispers of a top-six, or even top-four finish, being possible.
Naturally, such imposing form tends to catch the eye of a wider audience, and those players particularly central to their team's impressive play begin attracting far more attention from the game's elite sides.
One man especially influential to the Toffees so far has been Marouane Fellaini, and his controversial recent comments, where he mentions the possibility of leaving the Toffees next year, have made him an automatic feature in transfer gossip columns.
Should any courting begin in January, here are six reasons Everton's afro-sporting Belgian will keep potential admirers waiting, at least until the summer.