Fellaini looking for Belgium connection
Marouane Fellaini is hoping to use some inside knowledge to help push Everton back up the Premier League table over the next fortnight.
Fellaini, 25, is set to face three of his Belgium team-mates in the next three games as David Moyes' side enter a crucial stage of the season.
The midfielder will return from a one-match suspension to face an Arsenal side likely to contain centre-back Thomas Vermaelen at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to be part of the side facing Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, before Jan Vertonghen prepares for a trip to Goodison Park with Tottenham on December 9.
All three centre-backs will be out to stop Fellaini powering to goal, but the midfielder is hoping he has the know-how to get the better of them - and help Everton pick up some wins after a run of five draws in seven matches.
"I know [their weaknesses] but it's also difficult to play against your friends. It's difficult, but football is like this," Fellaini told Everton's website. "I can't explain how, but everybody knows that the Belgian squad has big players, good players.
"Everybody now plays in the Premier League and I will see three of those players when we play against Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham.
"I think it's good for the national team that every player plays in the Premier League because the Premier League is the biggest competition in the world at the moment. Everybody learns quickly, so it's good for Belgium.
"I also think for Everton it's a big month and if we take a lot of points we can start to think about finishing towards the top of the league at the end of the season."