The Merseyside outfit - traditionally slow starters in the Premier League - have looked impressive at the start of this campaign, earning 17 points from their first 10 games. David Moyes' side are in great form and Saha says the current Toffees crop take after their influential manager.
"They have started this campaign well and that is a real boost for them," Saha told the club's official website.
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"David Moyes is a very ambitious manager who wants to win and wants to improve. He wants the right spirit for his club and I think that has showed over the last few seasons."
Saha, who arrived at the Stadium of Light during the summer, scored 35 goals in 115 appearances for the Toffees. A popular figure on Merseyside, the Frenchman says he is looking forward to facing his former club, but has no tactical pointers to give to his current side.
"It's more about advising to make sure everyone is really bright," he added.
"The way Everton come into games means will have to be ready and accept the fight. I don’t think we are playing badly; things are not going our way.
"We haven't had many opportunities against us; it's a matter of creating and scoring goals and stop maybe thinking so much."