The lone Premier league fixture on Monday puts two clubs in the middle of the standings against one another as both look to continue their winning form.
Everton will host Newcastle Untied Monday night at Goodison Park with both teams looking to fill holes in their lineups after some players returned from international duty in worse fashion than when they left.
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson was ruled out by manager David Moyes after trainers stated that he may miss up to five weeks with a thigh injury. Luckily, no other players reported issues that would keep them sidelined for the match.
The club will also have to wait before the deadline-day signing of Costa Rican midfielder Bryan Oviedo from FC Copenhagen. He will not be able to lace up his boots until he is finished finalizing his visa and other required paperwork.
There is some uncertainty between the posts for Newcastle as starting keeper Tim Krul is out for the match due to an elbow injury he suffered while on international duty. Trainers expect the Holland keeper to miss up to three games with the injury.
Newcastle might also be without central defender Fabricio Coloccini, who returned from international duty with Argentina with a hamstring strain which makes his start extremely doubtful. Joining him on the bench is midfielder Cheick Tiote, who has been sidelined since opening day with a calf injury.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew understands that his club will have to have a unified back four and in order to create chances against a strong Everton side.
"It's obvious from the start of the season that Everton have picked up where they left off last year. They beat us comfortably at the back end of last year. It's a tough game for us, and I think it's going to be for everybody at Goodison, as Manchester United found out. We have got a lot to do there," Pardew told the BBC.
Coverage for the match starts at 2 p.m. and can be seen on Sky Sports or online here.