Leicester hope to have captain Steve Walsh, winger Andy Impey and defender Pontus Kaamark fit for today's game. Kaamark would have been back in the side much earlier after getting over an Achilles problem but then suffered a back spasm. Walsh has had a rib injury and Impey a damaged calf. Garry Parker and Graham Fenton are both likely to be kept out with injuries picked up in a midweek reserve match against Liverpool. The former Everton striker Tony Cottee returns to Goodison Park only two goals away from 200 in league football.
EVERTON (from): Myhre, Bilic, Watson, Unsworth, Dunne, Ball, Hutchison, Dacourt, Grant, Barmby, Oster, Bakayoko, Cadamarteri, Branch, Simonsen, Cleland, Jeffers.
LEICESTER CITY (from): Keller, Arphexad, Guppy, Walsh, Taggart, Ullathorne, Sinclair, Elliott, Izzet, Lennon, Cottee, Zagorakis, Heskey, Impey, Marshall, Campbell, Wilson, Oakes, Kaamark, Parker, Fenton.
Suspensions: Everton: Materazzi.
Referee: P Durkin.