Saturday’s tie is a must-win for Nathan Jones’ Southampton, who should be spurred on by their recent League Cup win over Manchester City.
The Saints are 20th in the league and are staring relegation in the face.
However, Everton are also struggling and currently sit 18th with just three wins from 18.
Predicted Southampton line-up vs Everton
Southampton team news vs Everton
Tino Livramento suffered a cruciate ligament rupture back in the 2021/22 season and remains out.
Armel Bella-Kotchap has some shoulder issues before the World Cup, but was fit enough for the bench in the Saints’ last outing post-WC. However, he then tweaked his knee last week so is a doubt this weekend.
Theo Walcott picked up a calf issue back in December and is yet to return to action.