Everton assistant manager Alan Irvine says the squad's depth this season is the best it's been in years.
"We had a difficult spell when we played Metalist the first time - not because we had a huge number of injuries but because they were injuries to either creative players or goalscorers.
The current international break has afforded some members of the Blues squad additional rest time.
"The boys who have played in the majority of the games and aren't away on international duty have had a long weekend," said Irvine. "We felt we could send them away and start working from Monday."