Despite the pitfalls of this season, West Brom are not a relegation certainty. Although the Toffees may currently sit in ninth position and remain a comfortable seven points adrift of the drop zone, Everton have now gone six games without a Premier League win, even more worrying for Allardyce is the fact that Everton have lost their last four games on the bounce.
"Having got the nod last week this was going to be my 1,000th game I'm absolutely delighted to have hit that milestone, mainly all in the Premier League".
Everton started this game like they have multiple others this campaign - disjointed, uncoordinated and mostly unwilling to put in the hard work. West Brom captain Jonny Evans scored in the fourth minute against Brighton and the club were able to hold onto the win.
After 12 years at the north London outfit, Walcott struggled to seal a first-team slot under Arsene Wenger and was among Southampton's top targets in the current window but the 28-year-old joined Everton earlier this week.
Long-term absentee Ramiro Funes-Mori will continue to sit things out, whilst the Toffees are nearly back to full strength after an injury crisis in the early part of the season.
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While Nacer Chadli (thigh) and James Morrison (Achilles) both miss out again for the Baggies, minor knocks picked up by Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi are not expected to prevent the defenders from turning out, giving Pardew a relatively full squad to pick from.
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However, outlets say Burnley have agreed to personal terms with Lennon just a day after announcing forward Jon Walters could be out for up to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his knee.
'I'm very ambitious and I've come here because I want the club to push to the next level, ' he said. This is a great chance for the side to win a game since Everton away is winnable.