October started miserably for the Blues as they crashed out of Europe with a 2-1 defeat to Standard Liege in Belgium.
The Blues found themselves continuing their troubled start to the domestic season surrounded by media speculation over manager David Moyes and his contract at the Club.
Next, a clash with Newcastle United the following week, saw the Blues throw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2, earning them their first home point of the league campaign.
Months of speculation were then ended as Moyes signed a new five-year deal - much to the delight of all Evertonians.
Coming off the back of the international break that saw Tim Cahill score for Australia and Marouane Fellaini in action for Belgium - the Blues' bid to climb the league table was halted by a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Seven days later, title holders Manchester United travel to Goodison Park for a lunchtime showdown. Summer-signing Fellaini grabbed his second goal for the Club with a header to snatch the Blues a deserved point against the champions.
It was a result which was to begin a strong run in form for the Toffees, as they travelled to Bolton Wanderers for a mid-week clash on October 29. The victory again came courtesy of a header from the Belgian midfielder as he claimed the only goal in what turned out to be a scrappy affair.