Everton set to be without two stars
Everton are without the suspended Kurt Zouma for the trip to Cardiff and have a major doubt over the injured Yerri Mina.
Everton head to Cardiff, who are just one point above the bottom three and were hammered 5-1 by Watford on Friday, in a poor run of form and questions are being asked about boss Marco Silva's future at the club.
Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka have both returned to training in the last few days and have a chance of making the squad.
In Jagielka's case, he may have to start, with Zouma out and Mina struggling for what is a must-win match for Everton if they are to halt their decline, especially with a Merseyside derby to come at the weekend.
"It is a really important game. We must show we can change the last results and it is a good opportunity for us," Silva said.
"That does not mean it will be an easy match. If it's a must-win or not, let's see during the match.
"We have to prove that we want to achieve good results and turn results again back to us and to look for our players to play with a different confidence."
Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.