Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday looking to recover from their latest defeat during a disappointing campaign.
The champions threw away a two-goal cause lose against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday
and must now attempt to recover within 48 hours for the visit of surprise package Sheffield United.
City let a two goal lead slip as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at Molineux,
a result that seemed to firmly extinguish any lingering hopes of Pep Guardiola’s side defending their Premier League title this season.
Still in third place, they continue to be 14 points off Liverpool who still have a game in hand.
They welcome to the Etihad a Sheffield United side with growing hopes of finishing the season within the European places.
Sheffield United haven’t lost an road game since last January, but that extraordinary run are going to be severely tested in the week.
Chris Wilder’s side head to Anfield on Thursday, after taking over a City side still licking their wounds after the dramatic 3-2 defeat to Wolves.
Ederson is suspended after his red card, meaning substitute Claudio Bravo will continue in goal.
These two teams haven’t met since 2008, when a rogue balloon helped the Blades to an FA Cup fourth-round win.
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Manchester City vs Everton Team News
Man City are going to be without the suspended Ederson following his red card against Wolves,
meaning that Claudio Bravo is about to deputise between the sticks.
Sergio Aguero was the person sacrificed after Ederson’s dismissal,
which does a minimum of mean that he should be fresh to start out again during this one with doubt still lingering over Gabriel Jesus as he battles illness.
David Silva and John Stones are going to be assessed before the match as they near returns from the injuries
which have kept both players sidelined since the Manchester derby earlier this month.
Other changes are almost guaranteed considering this may be Man City’s second match in but 48 hours,
and Sheffield United also are likely to think about rotation.
Lys Mousset is one among the players who are going to be hopeful of a start, with Simon Moore the sole injury doubt for Wilder.
With the games over the festive period coming thick and fast, Manchester City will need to make a number of changes having played two games in 48 hours.
Gabriel Jesus (illness), David Silva (leg) and Ilkay Gündogun (match fitness) remain doubts,
while John Stones (hamstring), Aymeric Laporte (knee) and Leroy Sané (knee) are sidelined.
Therefore, the likes of Phil Foden, Sergio Agüero,
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kevin de Bruyne will all hope to feature having been rested or substituted during Friday’s trip to Molineux,
while Claudio Bravo will still feature in goal following Ederson’s dismissal against Wolves.
Sheffield United haven’t any injury doubts before Sunday’s fixture, and their only absentee is backup goalkeeper Simon Moore after tweaking his groin.
Lys Mousset looks set to start out having been rotated with one among Oli McBurnie or David McGoldrick for the duration of the seaso
Manchester City vs Everton Line Up
Man City lineup:
Bravo; Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling
Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McBurnie, Mousset
Manchester City vs Everton Head to Head
These two sides haven’t met in any competition since January 2008, when Sheffield United beat Man City within the FA Cup.
The Blades haven’t beaten Man City within the Premier League,
though, drawing three and losing three of their six such meetings including a 1-0 home defeat within the most up-to-date one.
Sheffield United have did not even score in their last seven away league visits to City,
with five of the last six finishing goalless and Man City winning the opposite 6-0.
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Manchester City vs Everton
5:30pm Wednesday 1st January