Premier League team news: Everton v Aston Villa

Lukaku is out for Everton. Photo: PA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be forced into a change up front for the visit of Aston Villa with Romelu Lukaku ruled out for several weeks and fellow on-loan striker Lacina Traore at least 10 days away from being fit.

Steven Naismith or Kevin Mirallas are the two likely options vying for the centre-forward role.

Defenders Seamus Coleman and Sylvain Distin and forward Gerard Deulofeu (all hamstring) will not be ready to return for another week.

Provisional squad: Howard, Stones, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar, Naismith, Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Barkley, Garbutt, Gueye, Vellios.

Paul Lambert will assess striker Gabriel Agbonlahor's fitness ahead of Aston Villa's Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

The England international missed Wednesday's local derby win over West Brom with an injury to the sole of his foot suffered against Liverpool recently, but may have a chance of returning at Goodison Park.

Lambert will run the rule over the rest of his squad on Friday following their intense battle with the Baggies in midweek.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Steer, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Luna, Bertrand, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Holt, Gardner, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.