Today, the reigning and top-ranked Manchester City team faces a challenging match against Everton at Goodison Park.
In the first round of the season, the Toffees managed to secure a 1-1 draw against the Sky Blues at the Etihad Stadium, and there is a possibility that they could put up a similar challenge in today’s match.
Arsenal will be keeping a close eye on this match, partly because Everton has recently been promoted from the second division and is also riding high on confidence after defeating Brighton 5-1 in their previous match.
News from both teams
Sean Dyche’s team will be missing several players due to injury, including Seamus Coleman, Andros Townsend, Dele Alli, Ben Godfrey, and Ruben Vinagre.
Man City’s left-back Nathan Ake will be unavailable, and it is anticipated that Pep Guardiola will make alterations to the starting lineup that played against Real Madrid on Tuesday, as well as for the upcoming match on Wednesday.
Akanji, Dias, and Laporte are likely to form the central defense, with Lewis potentially partnering with Rodri in midfield in place of Stones.
Alvarez and Foden may take on the roles of De Bruyne and Gundogan in midfield, while Mahrez and Grealish are expected to play on the flanks to support Haaland.
Here are the predicted lineups:
Everton (4-3-4): Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Mykolenko; Garner, Gueye, Doucoure; Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, McNeil
Man City (3-4-2-1): Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Mahrez, Lewis, Rodri, Grealish; Foden, Alvarez; Haaland
Competition: Premier League
Stadium: Goodison Park
Time: 14:00 pm greenwich time
Referee: Anthony Taylor