Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori continue to recover from long term injuries while Aaron Lennon is still doubtful after being held out of the Europa League qualifier last week.
Guy Mowbray: "Yes, Everton will miss Romelu Lukaku, but getting five players in for roughly the money from his sale could make them this transfer window's big winners".
"It's always a close game when we play Everton - a draw and they won by a single goal last season".
So here we are - the moment has finally arrived for Everton to kick off a highly anticipated Premier League campaign. The team will open their season at home against Stoke City in what should be a good game.
The Toffees have top-four ambitions and will hope to start with three points this weekend.
The Toffees' highest profile signing was Wayne Rooney, who grew up an Everton fan and started his professional career with the club.
The striker looks to have the physicality and keen eye for goal to thrive in the Premier League, but does he have the right mentality?
The England striker started his senior player career with Everton before moving to Manchester United.
Stoke's only Premier League opening day victory came in 2009, seeing off newly promoted Burnley (D3 L5).
Everton have signed a lot of players this summer, but not a lot of great players! This side plays some attractive football and they have done well in the past few seasons so I am interested in seeing how they play.