Manchester City v Everton predicted line-ups

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Manchester City and Everton meet in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City's Fernandinho in action with Everton's Gareth Barry

Manchester City will look to bounce back from their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur prior to the international break this weekend as Everton travel to the Etihad Stadium.

Despite City having had a 100% record under Pep Guardiola, Spurs pressed and out-ran their opponents in a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane last time out.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov scores an own goal and the first for Tottenham

Everton, likewise, are also looking for maximum points, having not won in three games in all competitions.

Ronald Koeman's men were held 1-1 by a plucky Crystal Palace display a fortnight ago.

Following a shock defeat to Norwich City in the EFL Cup, the 0-1 loss away to AFC Bournemouth has seen The Toffees take just one point from six domestically.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke scores their first goal

When the two teams last met back in January last term, both sides were involved in a gritty goalless draw.

The hosts have a number of injury concerns ahead of the game. Kevin de Bruyne may feature after returning to training, but ahead of the Champions League showdown with FC Barcelona in midweek, may not be risked.

Raheem Sterling remains a doubt with the calf strain that forced him out of England's World Cup qualifiers, whilst Fabian Delph has a muscle concern.

Bacary Sagna, however, has been ruled out until early November with a hamstring injury.

Guardiola will be able to recall Spanish winger Nolito, after serving his three-match ban for head-butting Bournemouth's Adam Smith.

Here's how Manchester City could line up:

                                                        

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman is expected to have Leighton Baines returning at left-back. The defender missed the last two outings with a hamstring injury.

Romelu Lukaku is expected to shake off a thigh complaint, but Phil Jagielka, Darron Gibson and James McCarthy are all doubts. Should Jagielka miss out, Argentine Ramiro Funes Mori will deputise.

Here's how Everton could line up:

                                                           

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