- We're exhibiting a different team vibe and dynamism, this early on this is very encouraging
- We're not relying on the same players always, last night we won with no goals or assists from DCL, Richarlison or Digne who have given us some much over the last few seasons (and I hope they can continue to contribute in future games!)
- Benítez got his subs right (again) - he seems to be much better at changing the pattern and making the right subs than any of our recent era managers (Moyes, Martinez, Koeman, Silva, Large Samuel or Ancelotti)
- Townsend and Gray proving their point
- We won even if many of the team had average performances (Digne, Richarlison, Keane, Mina, Coleman) showing we can keep improving and can hopefully turn up in the big matches
- Goodison was rocking - make the place a fortress again!