Preview: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Centre-back Sylvain Distin and midfielder Dan Gosling both sustained hamstring injuries in the midweek Europa League victory over AEK Athens with Distin a major doubt.
Brazilian striker Jo also picked up a minor knee injury in Greece but he is expected to recover in time.
Joseph Yobo missed the European clash with a hamstring problem and is unlikely to feature while fellow defender Johnny Heitinga serves a one-match suspension after receiving his fifth booking of the season in last week’s Merseyside derby defeat.
King has been troubled by a hamstring injury and Woodgate is struggling to shake off a groin complaint, meaning they join Luka Modric on the sidelines.
Niko Kranjcar is back after being cup-tied for the midweek Carling Cup defeat at