The starting lineups are in ahead of Manchester City’s match with Everton

Manchester City and Everton have named their starting lineups ahead of today’s crucial Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium. It is a big game for both teams that could have ramifications at both ends of the Premier League table.

For Manchester City, the champions could be top of the Premier League table for a brief period with a win. Pep Guardiola’s side has now won 9 consecutive games in all competitions following Monday night’s win over Brentford. A win over Sean Dyche’s side would also see City move to the top of the Premier League before Liverpool and Arsenal play this weekend.

Everton will be desperate for a result to aid in their battle against relegation. The Toffees sit 18th with 19 points on the table one point behind Luton Town who sit 17th with 20 points. Sean Dyche’s side will be desperate for a result to put pressure on the teams above them on the table. They do have several injury concerns heading into today’s clash. But whatever team lines up for Everton will be keen to get a positive result.

Here are the starting lineups of what is looming as a crucial match at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has made four changes to the team that beat Brentford 3-1 on Monday night. In comes Manuel Akanji, John Stones, Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes. Out goes Josko Gvardiol, Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.

Manual Akanji makes his first start since injuring his knee against Huddersfield Town. It is welcome news for the champions given his importance to the City squad.

Starters: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Dias (C), Ake, Rodri, Nunes, Foden, Alvarez, Doku, Haaland.

Substitutes: Stefan Ortega, Walker, Grealish, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Gvardiol, Bobb, Wright, Lewis.


Tags Bernardo Silva Brentford Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland Everton Jack Grealish Jeremy Doku Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kevin De Bruyne Kyle Walker Luton Town Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Oscar Bobb Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rodri Ruben Dias Sean Dyche Sergio Aguero Stefan Ortega