Injury looks set to deny Steven Pienaar a return to Goodison with Sunderland tomorrow.
The 34-year-old was released by Everton last summer but was reunited with former boss David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.
Pienaar was not fit to face Everton earlier in the season and is a doubt for this weekend’s return fixture.
“Pienaar has a little problem with his calf, but apart from that we’re okay,” Moyes confirmed.
Former Blues Bryan Oviedo, Jack Rodwell, Darron Gibson and Joleon Lescott could feature but Victor Anichebe is sidelined through injury.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League table but only two points from climbing out of the relegation zone.
And though Moyes has fond memories of his 11 years with the Blues, he plans on ruining their day with a shock away win.
“I want to go back to Everton and win,” he said.
“We need the three points and I want to win there with Sunderland.”
“I have incredible memories of Everton but I also go back knowing I had a great chairman and great people around me,” he added.
“It was the rebuilding of a football club and we went on to qualify for the Champions League with a very limited budget.”
Romelu Lukaku struck a second-half hat-trick when the sides met in September and Moyes has told his defenders they cannot allow the Belgian to run amok again.
“Lukaku is a really good player and Everton are famed for their number 9s – he fits that mould. We need to stop him,” he said.