Ahead of the game, Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been ruled out for up to five weeks with a thigh strain. However, manager David Moyes reported no other problems from players coming back from the international break. Costa Rica midfielder Bryan Oviedo, a deadline-day signing from FC Copenhagen, is not yet eligible as he has been finalising his work permit and required paperwork.
Tim Krul is out of Newcastle's Premier League trip to Everton on Monday night after suffering an elbow injury on international duty. The Holland keeper could miss three games with the problem, which he sustained in training, and he may be joined on the sidelines by central defender Fabricio Coloccini, who returned from the Argentina camp with a hamstring strain which makes him a major doubt. Midfielder Cheick Tiote is still out with the calf injury which has sidelined him since the opening day of the season, as are utility man Ryan Taylor (knee ligaments), midfielder Haris Vuckic (groin) and striker Shola Ameobi (hamstring).
David Moyes (Everton) on the injury to Gibson: "It is a concern for me because Darron has been very consistent and he's been very good. It's a blow and it leaves us a bit short in that area, but we'll have to find ways of getting around it."
Alan Pardew (Newcastle): "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."
Newcastle have scored 999 goals in Premier League history.
Hatem Ben Arfa’s first goal in English football was netted against Everton at Goodison Park on 18 September 2010.
Defeat at West Brom last time out ended a run of 11 Premier League games without defeat for the Toffees (W7 D4).
David Moyes’ side have won eight and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home matches.
Everton have won six and lost just one of the last nine Premier League home games against the Magpies.
Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premier League away games, but haven’t drawn any of their last 13 on the road.
Johnny Heitinga netted for the winning side in both games last season with an own goal contributing to Newcastle’s 2-1 win at St James Park and at the right end in Everton’s 3-1 success on Merseyside.
Everton have made more defensive clearances (114) than any other team in the Premier League after three match days.
Since the start of last season, Newcastle have conceded the joint-most penalties in the top flight (10, along with Wigan).
Papiss Demba Cisse scored 13 goals in his first 12 league games for Newcastle but has since gone five without scoring. He still has the best minutes/goal rate of any player with more than 10 goals in Premier League history (107 mins/goal).
Only Liverpool v Everton (20) has seen more red cards than Everton v Newcastle (13) in Premier League history.
Since August 1998, this fixture has seen more penalties (13) than any other in the Premier League.
Everton (11/13), Newcastle (13/3), Draw (13/5)
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