Claude Puel says Southampton will have to deal with the physical side of Everton's game, as well as their quality on the ball.
Saints host the Toffees at St Mary's this afternoon, as they look to bounce back from the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Sparta Praha in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
"It's a strong team, a physical team, with strong and technical players," said Puel.
"They can make the difference with players like Lukaku, Mirallas and all the midfielders.
"They like to counter attack, but they can make the difference with good players. But all the teams in the Premier League have interesting players.
"It's important to come back into the Premier League with good play, good spirit and to forget for the moment the European game, because it's another competition and it's important to give a good answer."