Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also struggling with a foot problem, David Bentley has a hamstring complaint and Jamie O'Hara requires knee surgery.
Didier Zokora has a groin injury and joins Michael Dawson and Darren Bent on the sidelines.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United.
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Chelsea from Roma on a five-year contract.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after a record-breaking career at Manchester United.