Ross Barkley has had a major impact on Everton's fluent start to the season.
Fully unleashed by Roberto Martinez, the youngster has been used in a freer role as a No. 10, charged with running at defenders and initiating attacks.
Now that he's sidelined with a broken toe, the Toffees must find a replacement—especially with a crucial Merseyside derby approaching.
Here's a look at the candidates suited to his role and the players needing to up their game to cover his absence.