Martin Petrov, fit again after a slight hamstring problem, could replace Matt Taylor in Bolton’s starting line-up after coming off the bench to score in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Tottenham.
Owen Coyle is likely to name an unchanged squad, with Joey O’Brien, Ricardo Gardner, Jlloyd Samuel and Sean Davis all still sidelined.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is back in contention for the Trotters clash.
The 22-year-old has missed the last four games after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty with Belgium last month.
Manager David Moyes said: “He is getting better and has got a chance. He will be in the squad.”
Fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell is again likely to be on the bench as he continues his recovery from ankle ligament damage. Leon Osman (ankle), Victor Anichebe (knee) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.
Toffees (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Arteta, Cahill, Heitinga, Pienaar, Coleman, Yakubu, Fellaini, Beckford, Saha, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Hibbert, Silva, Baxter, Mucha.
Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Bogdan, Cahill, Steinsson, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Cohen, K Davies, Elmander, M Davies, Blake, Taylor, Klasnic, Ricketts, Alonso, Moreno.