Boss: Felli Should Be Fine
But Seamus Coleman faces another fortnight out.
David Moyes expects top scorer Marouane Fellaini to be fit for this weekend's trip to Manchester United but defender Seamus Coleman faces at least another fortnight on the sidelines.
Fellaini sat out Belgium's midweek win over Slovakia after sustaining a hip injury during Everton's 3-3 draw with Aston Villa, a game which saw him take his goalscoring tally for the season to a 11 in all competitions.
The first of those 11 goals helped the Blues record an opening weekend victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's men, and, despite some severe bruising, Moyes is confident his talismanic midfielder will be fit to face them once again on Sunday.
Coleman, meanwhile, was thought to be nearing a return but Moyes revealed his recovery from a thigh problem is taking longer than anticipated.
“He [Fellaini] has got really bad bruising but I think he will be okay,” said Moyes at his pre-match press conference. “I think we will have roughly the same squad of players as we had for Aston Villa.
"Seamus, he is probably another couple of weeks away.”
This week's international fixtures once again saw Everton's players jetting across the continent and beyond.
As a result, Moyes will pay extra attention to those who travelled farthest but accepts it's something all top clubs are fated to contend with.
“Some of the boys who have had to fly longer distances, they are the ones we need to worry about," added Moyes. “Tim Howard has had to come back from Honduras and Bryan Oviedo from Panama.
“There are a few who have had to travel a bit, but in the main most of them have returned okay.”