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Everton manager David Moyes is hoping some of his injured players will be fit enough to return to action against the Potters.

The Scot had been optimistic midfielder Jack Rodwell (rib) and defenders Phil Neville (hamstring) and Sylvain Distin (groin) would be in contention for last weekend's victory over Bolton but they all missed out.

Apostolos Vellios scored his third goal for the club as a substitute at the Reebok Stadium and is pushing for a start.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis will shuffle his pack again .

The Welshman made eight changes from the side that beat Blackburn last weekend for Thursday night's 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League, and most of the players he rested are likely to come back in.

Andy Wilkinson (calf and knee) remains a doubt while Jonathan Woodgate, who is ineligible in Europe, returns to the squad.

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Bilyaletdinov, Cahill, Barkley, Saha, Vellios, Mucha, Mustafi, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Distin, Neville, Rodwell.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Nash, Huth, Upson, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Etherington, Walters, Jerome, Shotton, Arismendi, Pennant, Delap, Crouch, Palacios, Jones, Higginbotham, Fuller.

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