The Toffees look to make it back-to-back wins in the league as they host Hull City on Saturday, a side battling for survival at the bottom of the table.
Last time out, Everton comfortably defeated West Brom at Goodison Park, with goals from Schneiderlin and Lukaku, whilst successful impact substitution, Oumar Niasse, on loan from The Toffees, scored a brace as Hull defeated Swansea in a massive six-pointer at the bottom of the table.
The two sides will meet for only the 23rd time in both club’s history, with Everton edging Hull with 9 wins, 6 draws and 7 defeats.
Another victory for Ronald Koeman’s side could help maintain or further a 7-point gap between themselves and West Brom in 8th position going into the weekend.
However, a victory for Marco Silva’s Hull City side could see them escape the drop zone and give The Tigers real confidence that they could pull away from their struggling rivals.
A massive blow for Hull City and a key factor going into the game is the ineligibility of on-loan Everton striker Oumar Niasse, a player who bagged a crucial brace to defeat Swansea 2-1.
Furthermore, The Tigers haven’t won away from home in 13 games, giving Everton a lot of confidence going into the game.
Key battles on the pitch include in-form Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Hull City centre half Harry Maguire.
The other battle will be in the middle of the park, where Hull’s N’Diaye and Sam Clucas will have to deal with the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies.
Everton: Robles (GK), Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Barry, Davies, Barkley, Lukaku
Hull City: Jakupovic (GK), Elabellaoui, Ranocchia, Maguire, Robertson, Markovic, N’Diaye, Clucas, Grosicki, Hernandez