Darron Gibson is now available for selection again after his red card at West ham was rescinded, though he was forced off at half-time with a thigh injury against Wigan so may miss games through injury anyway.
Jags, who headed home the decisive second goal against Wigan on Boxing Day, believes The Toffees should be considered serious contenders for a European place this season.
After becoming just the seventh player to reach 500 Premier League appearances, Phil Neville has set his sights on the next target - his 700th career appearance in 14 games time.
Boxing day's other goalscorer, Leon Osman, is confident the team can re-group and give in-form Chelsea a real game when the two sides meet at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was left fuming after referee Lee Mason failed to award a spot-kick when Shaun Maloney appeared to be tripped by Leon Osman in the box.
Everton fansite Bluekipper.com - in association with evertonresults.com - have come up with plenty of stats and records following the Wigan game, heaven for all you stats fans out there.
After listening to reader feedback regarding SBNation's new-look a whole raft of improvements and tweaks will be introduced in the new year - find out more here.