Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will take on a relegation-threatened Everton outfit as their quest for the Premier League title continues.
City have just one confirmed absentee for the weekend – Nathan Ake is currently out of action with a hamstring problem – he may be fit to play again before the season concludes, but this is unclear as of yet.
In their last league game, City narrowly defeated Sam Allardyce’s Leeds United by a score of 2-1, despite enjoying the lion’s share of the play. The Sky Blues went 2-0 up in the first half, only for the Whites to stage a late fightback in the second half – Guardiola’s men held onto their lead, but it was a closer game than it needed to be.
Meanwhile, Everton destroyed a lacklustre Brighton outfit in their last Premier League outing. It was the performance that Toffees fans had been waiting for all season – their goals on the evening were scored by Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dwight McNeil, who each bagged a brace.
When the two teams last met in the Premier League, the spoils were shared in a 1-1 draw. Manchester City drew first blood, only for the Toffees to peg them back with a wonder goal from Demarai Gray.