Everton are without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for the Merseyside derby with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Fellaini suffered a hamstring injury playing for Belgium in midweek and faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.
Defender Phil Jagielka is also unlikely to feature in the crunch Barclays Premier League clash after straining a hamstring in training with England.
Steven Pienaar is still out with a groin injury and striker Louis Saha (calf) is rated as unlikely to return by manager David Moyes.
Jack Rodwell (ankle) is a long-term absentee while youngster Ross Barkley, on the bench for the last four games, suffered a broken leg this week.