Roberto Martinez's side have lost just once in the league all season, and are unbeaten at home, but have drawn their last three matches on the spin.
The seventh-placed Blues have just one new injury concern, with influential left-back Leighton Baines out with a broken toe, which could pave the way for Antolin Alcaraz to make his debut for the club.
Stoke ended a run of eight matches without a win last weekend when they saw off Sunderland 2-0, a result which moved them up to 14th, with three points between them and the bottom three.
However, midfielder Stephen Ireland will be available for selection after overcoming a knee injury.
Possible starting lineups
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Alcaraz; McCarthy, Barry; Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar; Lukaku
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Adam, Palacios; Jones; Crouch
Sports Mole says: 2-1