Everton fans haven't been able to savour their super start to the season at Goodison.
They haven't been able to celebrate the goals from in-form front man Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Nor hail the magic from James Rodriguez that has been crucial to their 100 per cent start to the campaign.
But another thing which has been missing are the roars of approval from the Gwladys Street End when another new boy in Allan has launched into big tackles to stop visitors' attacks.
That would surely be a big part of the soundtrack to Saturday's Merseyside derby at the home of the Toffees if supporters were filling the seats.
And Allan, the £20m signing from Napoli, would loved to have heard it as, for him, winning the ball in midfield is something worth celebrating.
“Without a doubt as a deep lying midfielder which helps out the defence and supports the defence sometimes a really important tackle is like a goal or an assist and I celebrate that,” he said.
“If by the end of the season I manage to score a few goals that will make me really really happy but my preference is to be at the top of the table rather than scoring goals.”
Everton are at the top of the table heading into Saturday's lunchtime kick-off with their neighbours Liverpool 10 years to the day since they last beat them.
At that time, Liverpool were in the bottom three seemingly at war with themselves while Everton sat just a place above them.
Now the Toffees are at the summit of the Premier League after four games, three points ahead of the Reds who are nursing their wounds after a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Aston Villa last time out.
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“It is not a good record,” said Allan, who has been on winning Napoli sides against Jurgen Klopp's Reds.
“It is not something good and we have heard about it but we are starting a new season, it is a new group of players and we need to look to have a great game and break this 10-year taboo.
“We know about our quality, we are in great form, we have had some great games and God willing we will be able to keep up this form the way we have played previously and get the three points to the delight of the Everton fans.”
How Everton fans would love to be inside Goodison to watch their side with excitement swirling around the blue half of Merseyside for their team.
That is thanks to the form of Calvert-Lewin as well as new arrivals Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
But also down to Ancelotti, the serial-winning manager who raised eyebrows when he opted to take over the Toffees 10 months ago.
Goodison was once home to the 'School of Science' but the Blues have furthered their education it seems going by how Allan addresses the boss he worked with at Napoli.
“I think I refer to him as professor because of the way he reads the game, the way he prepares for games and the relationship he has with the players,” added the Brazilian midfielder.
“He gets the best out of us.
“He is generally a maestro and if you look at his history and success in the game it speaks for itself.
“He has won everywhere he has gone and he is the type of person who deserves these kind of words to describe him.”
If Ancelotti guides Everton to their first win over the Reds in a decade then there will be plenty more affectionate terms for the Italian from the blue half of the city.
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