Burnley boss Owen Coyle will hope to welcome back defensive pair Steven Caldwell and Clarke Carlisle after both players missed the 1-1 draw with Bolton on Boxing Day.

David Nugent will keep his place after scoring the equaliser for the Clarets against their Lancashire rivals.

Everton will hope to have club captain Phil Neville available after an extended lay-off but they are still without Sylvain Distin and Joseph Yobo.

The Toffees find themselves a place below Burnley in the table after a testing first half of the season and David Moyes will be hoping his side can turn their season around in the New Year.

Burnley are still without an away win all season and will be hoping to get that particular monkey off their backs at Goodison Park this afternoon but the hosts will be keen to make amends for their 1-0 defeat after a limp performance at Turf Moor early in the season.

Both sides are struggling for form though and a draw is possibly the likeliest result.

Prediction: Everton 2-2 Burnley.