USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, under fire for a number of poor performances of late, remains the Everton starter between the sticks for now with Joel Robles on the bench. The Toffees will be without James McCarthy due to a hip injury, but they have Phil Jagielka back on the bench after missing all of November and December with an MCL tear.
No team dropped more points from winning positions in December than any other Premier League team, but the attacking abilities are there. Lukaku is up front yet again, his 20th appearance of the season. The Belgian striker, who is tied atop the league goalscoring list with 15, has accumulated 1,674 of a possible 1,710 minutes this league season.
Tottenham has their trusty frontman in the lineup per usual as well, with Harry Kane heading the attack. Moussa Dembele is out for three weeks with a groin injury, leaving Tom Carroll and Eric Dier to hold down the fort behind Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last six matches against Everton, having won three and drawn three, and holding the Toffees scoreless in four of their last five.
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines; Barry, Cleverley; Lennon, Barkley, Kone; Lukaku.
Subs: Robles, Jagielka, Mirallas, Besic, Deulofeu, Osman, Galloway.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Carroll, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Rose, Trippier, Bentaleb, Chadli, Onomah, Son.