Everton v West Ham team news: Andy Carroll back after three-match suspension, Lukaku returns from injury

Andy Carroll. Photo: PA

Everton's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return from an ankle injury for the visit of West Ham after spending a month on the sidelines.

Toffees captain Phil Jagielka has been ruled out for a fortnight with a hamstring injury so John Stones is likely to deputise in defence.

Fellow centre-back Antolin Alcaraz is fit again and comes back into the squad after spending four weeks out but on-loan striker Lacina Traore (hamstring) is unavailable.

Provisional Everton squad: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Stones, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku, Robles, Alcaraz, Garbutt, Hibbert, Naismith, Osman, McGeady, Deulofeu.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll returns for their trip to Goodison after serving a three-match suspension.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce must decide whether to restore Carroll to the starting XI or continue with Carlton Cole up front.

Forward Marco Borriello is a doubt because of a calf problem but defender Guy Demel is expected to recover from tonsillitis.

Provisional West Ham squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Demel, Tomkins, McCartney, Collins, Johnson, Reid, Armero, Noble, Nocerino, Diame, Taylor, Nolan, J Cole, Downing, Jarvis, Vaz Te, C Cole, Carroll.