Newcastle United are unchanged from the side which won 3-2 at West Brom 15 days ago.
That means Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi continue in attack with the Dane, and midfielder Ryan Taylor, making their full home debut.
This is a good reward for good performances last time out at WBA, who again were beaten 2-0 at Fulham today. A good result for Newcastle.
Oba Martins returns to the bench after a ten-week absense due to a hernia injury, and also on the bench is Jonas Gutierrez, back from suspension.
Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, both returning from injury are also part of a very strong bench today.
Everton are without suspended duo Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert, while influential Belgium midfielder Marouance Fellaini is only fit enough to be on the bench this afternoon.
Impressive youngsters Rodwell and Gosling both start for the-in form Merseyside team.
This is a hugely important game for Newcastle, and it seems like Chris Hughton has done the right thing in starting all three new boys, and having Martins and Gutierrez try to impress once they are brought on this afternoon from the bench.
A win is what we need this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Damien Duff, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Tim Krul, Claudio Cacapa, Jonas Gutierrez, Alan Smith, Mark Viduka, Oba Martins, Geremi
Everton: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Mikel Arteta, Jo, Phil Neville (c), Jack Rodwell, Victor Anichebe, Dan Gosling
Subs: Carlo Nash, Andy Van Der Meyde, Segundo Castillo, Louis Saha, Lars Jacobsen, Marouane Fellaini, James Wallace
Referee: Lee Mason