The Belgian missed the team's mid-season trip to Dubai with the injury, but has recovered in time for today's game as he looks to add to his seven previous goals against the Black Cats - three of which came in the reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light.
Lukaku is just one goal short of Duncan Ferguson's record of 60 Premier League goals for Everton, and the striker will be confident of setting a new mark this afternoon having scored seven goals in four home matches since the turn of the year.
Indeed, it is an unchanged side from the goalless draw with Middlesbrough a fortnight ago as Everton, who have picked up a joint league-high 14 points in 2017, look to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.
Former Everton boss David Moyes makes just his second return to Goodison Park since ending his 11-year stay at the club, and he brings with him a number of former Toffees too as Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson both face the club they left in January for the first time.
Everton: Joel; Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Lookman, Barkley, Lukaku
Subs: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Mirallas, McCarthy, Barry, Valencia, Holgate
Sunderland: Pickford; Jones, Kone, O'Shea, Oviedo; Gibson, Ndong, Larsson, Borini, Januzaj; Defoe
Subs: Mika, Manquillo, Lescott, Honeyman, Khazri, Love, Gooch
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