Leon Osman has warned his Everton team-mate Marouane Fellaini to get used to being singled out for extra attention by Premier League opponents.
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Fellaini was a key player as David Moyes' side started the season with victories over Manchester United and Aston Villa, but he had an off-day as Everton were beaten 2-0 at West Brom on Saturday, missing a great chance from 15 years just a minute before the home side took the lead.
Osman felt that Fellaini did not get enough protection from referee Jon Moss at The Hawthorns, but acknowledged that the Belgian will be the focus for teams looking to stop Everton.
He told the Liverpool Echo: "When you are as effective as he is, teams are going to find a way to stop you. That's up to him and us as a team to find ways around that.
"I don't need to go into how the ref was. People are going to try to stop him playing and being effective for us. On other occasions we have been okay with that and found ways around that, playing in different parts of the field, but apart from the opening half-an-hour (on Saturday), we couldn't really operate."