West Brom boss Tony Mowbray doesn't believe Everton have slipped, despite the lack of new signings made by the Blues.
Albion face Everton this weekend and Mowbray said: "Every manager likes to strengthen and, okay, they've lost a striker.
"But on their day they are a pretty awesome team.
"I'm sure they'd rather come to us than go to Old Trafford. They will be looking to beat all the teams outside the top six or so and will come as a hungry side on the back of a defeat."