Ross Barkley is all set to retain his starting role in the Everton midfield after a stunning display in the opener at Carrow Road. Darron Gibson is nearing a return to fitness following a knee injury but is unlikely to be risked, particularly with Barkley impressing last time out. Roberto Martinez has concerns over Sylvain Distin at the back after the Frenchman picked up a knock at Norwich last weekend - Jonny Heitinga is in standy to deputise, with Antolin Alcaraz still unavailable.
Nicolas Anelka will not take part in the weekend's action after being excused from club duties on compassionate grounds. Matej Vydra and Markus Rosenberg could come into contention as Steve Clarke looks to freshen up his first-team after a limp display in the home opener with Southampton. Steven Reid is sidelined with a knock, handing Billy Jones the chance to continue at right-back.