Everton assistant manager Erwin Koeman has compared the club with Feyenoord, in addition to revealing that Manchester City are title favourites.
The Toffees are second in the Premier League standings and are two points behind the Citizens, who have collected maximum points from their opening five encounters.
Koeman believes that Pep Guardiola's side are favourites to lift the trophy this season, whilst suggesting that suspensions and injuries could be detrimental to the success of the Toffees.
"Manchester City plays great, it is a pleasure to watch," Koeman told Dutch publication Metro Nuiews. "To me they are favourite for the title.
"We also want to be dominant, but that will happen by trial and error. We have a small group. Romelu Lukaku as our only striker.
"If we are lucky with suspensions and injuries it can be a great season. But it can also happen that we will lose a few matches in a row."
The 55-year-old bother of Everton manager Ronald Koeman suggested that their early form will eventually dwindle due to the fierce competition in the league.
"We will not remain in second place, competition is fierce," Koeman added. "Now we are asked if Everton can repeat the (achievements of) Leicester City, but their title is a miracle.
"A wonder that has ensured that the top clubs have awakened. If we get European football, that would be a great achievement.
"People are proud of their club. Everton reminds me of Feyenoord. It is a traditional club with a hard-working fan base starving for success."
Next up for the Merseysiders is a trip to the Vitality Stadium, where they will face Bournemouth in the league on Saturday.