Premier League team news: Everton v Spurs

Arouna Kone arrived from Wigan in the summer. Photo: PA

Striker Arouna Kone is ruled out of Sunday's visit of Tottenham with a knee injury which is giving Everton manager Roberto Martinez some cause for concern.

Defender John Heitinga returns to the squad after sitting out the last two matches with a muscle problem.

Fellow centre-back Antolin Alcaraz is recovering well from a hernia injury and is expected to make his debut later this month while midfielder Darron Gibson (knee) is the only other absentee.

Defender Danny Rose has still not recovered from a foot injury and will miss Tottenham's game at Everton on Sunday.

Full-back Kyle Naughton has a 50 per cent chance of playing after suffering a thigh injury against Hull on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.

Winger Nacer Chadli (hamstring), striker Emmanuel Adebayor (foot) and defender Zeki Fryers (groin) are out, but winger Andros Townsend is fit after recovering from his nasty fall in last weekend's victory over Hull.

Provisional squads

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Barkley, Lukaku, Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Stones, Naismith, Osman, Jelavic, Deulofeu.

Spurs: Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Walker, Naughton, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Dembele, Sandro, Holtby, Bentaleb, Lennon, Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Defoe, Soldado, Kane.

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