Midfielder misses out
Everton will be without Marouane Fellaini for Sunday's clash with QPR, but David Moyes is optimistic he will be fit for the derby.
Fellaini, who has been one of the most impressive players in the league this season, suffered a knee injury against Wigan two weeks ago and missed out on international duty with Belgium.
He could be fit for next weekend's Merseyside derby as could Tony Hibbert (calf), but Darron Gibson (thigh) is likely to be out for longer while short-term signing Thomas Hitzlsperger will not yet be considered.
Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines returned from England duty with no ill effects and are likely to start.