The midfielder has struggled to make an impact for the Premier League side this season.
The Sunderland striker has been in fine form for Sam Allardyce's side this season.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has said he is feeling positive.
The Blues were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City on Sunday.
Hull City, Middlesbrough and Derby County will all be hoping to win the Championship this season.
Midfielder Francis Coquelin could return for the clash with the Saints, much earlier than expected.
The exciting young Aston Villa forward maintained his fine recent form.
The 24-year-old was dismissed following Barrie McKay's goal which put the Scottish Championship leaders 2-0 ahead.
Jan Vertonghen faces a spell on the sidelines
Everton are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table.
Tottenham Hotspur would be wise to keep hold of their Argentine international for a while longer.
Nearly every player who came in this weekend for pre-tournament media obligations at Wimbledon was asked about Serena Williams, and her chances of sweeping all four grand slam events in one year.
Formula E had come to London hoping it would deliver a spectacular finish to a season that has visited 10 cities over nine months. The last meeting was a double-header over two days and Battersea Park delivered in style.