Crystal Palace v Everton
Roberto Martinez this week confirmed the Blues will be without striker Arouna Kone for a prolonged spell.
The Ivory Coast international sustained a knee injury in the 2-1 win over Hull City and that has been diganosed as a cartilage problem which Martinez admits could keep him out for much of the season.
There was brighter news on the Romelu Lukaku front, however, with the forward recovering from a thigh knock to feature in midweek training. Darron Gibson (knee ligament) and Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remain Everton's only other absences.
Crystal Palace also received injury news this week, with midfielder Adlene Guedioura ruled out until the festive period with a punctured lung and two broken ribs.
Young Welsh midfielder Jonathan Williams (ankle), vice-captain Paddy McCarthy (groin), striker Glen Murray (knee ligament) and defender Jack Hunt (ankle) are all unlikely to feature.
Sunday's 0-0 draw against Tottenham maintained Everton's solid start to 2013/14, with October's 3-1 reverse at Manchester City the only league defeat so far.
The seventh-place Toffees are just a point behind Chelsea in second and will want to head into the international break still among the leading pack.
Palace have endured a difficult start to their top-flight return, losing nine of their first 10 games while also exiting the Capital One Cup at the hands of League One side Bristol City. Ian Holloway left his post by mutual consent last month, so caretaker manager Keith Millen is the opposition boss this weekend.
Their 3-1 home win over fellow strugglers Sunderland warranted their only points of the season as the Eagles prop up the rest of the table.
Everton 4-0 Crystal Palace, 10 April 2005.
The Blues surged four points clear of Liverpool in the race for the fourth Champions League spot by thrashing Palace at Goodison Park. Mikel Arteta's early free-kick and two second-half strikes from Tim Cahill put the Toffees in command, before debutant and future Eagle James Vaughan hit the fourth to become the Premier League's youngest-ever scorer.
Tickets for Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park have now sold out - but Evertonians can still watch the match in the more familiar surroundings of Goodison.
The game is to be screened in the stylish 1878 Brasserie, meaning you can catch every minute of the action!
For only £12 per person, supporters will also enjoy a free drink and a meal of cottage pie, chips, peas and gravy.
All supporters attending the exclusive screening will also have the chance to win a squad-signed shirt, with the money raised donated to local charities.
Alternatively, fans can secure a place in one of the stadium’s Executive Boxes to enjoy the game with family and friends for only £15 per person.
Advance reservation is required. To book, please call the events team on 0151 530 5250.