Boosted by Farhad Moshiri's millions, Everton spent big over the summer. Ronald Koeman was handed a war chest to rival any of the top four, not that you'd know it based on the team's league position heading into the international break.
The Dutchman's latest wave of recruits, which cost more than £150 million combined, are yet to offer much in the way of a return on their hefty price tags, but it's too early to write the likes of Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson off as bad business.
That said, Koeman's new boys need to gel sharpish to ensure they salvage something from their faltering Premier League and Europa League campaigns, and avoid joining a growing list of expensive flops at Goodison Park.
Although spending power was never one of Everton's strong points prior to the Moshiri era, by their own standards they've broken the bank only to squander its contents on numerous occasions in the past, bringing in players that did little to justify their beefy fees or help the club end its lengthy trophy drought.