|Manchester City celebrate after dispatching Everton last season, will they do it again on Sunday? (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
vs EvertonEtihad Stadium3:00pm
With Manchester United, Arsenal and Westham dropping maximum points, Manchester City can win big here and close the gap on Chelsea who won comfortably at Leicester on Saturday.
will be just three points behind log leaders Chelsea with a win here but they
have to go through a veteran manager who has a point to prove after a run of
poor results, besides Everton have won more against reigning champions than
against any other team.
Everton, the very strong start to life at Goodison Park by Rafael Benitez has
dovetailed into forgettable results and groanings can be heard from different
ends of the stadium, the day is quite young but something has to change for
normalcy and confidence to return.
have a date in midweek in the UEFA champions league at home to Paris Saint-Germain
and it’s a must win encounter, will that have any bearing of sort on the visit
of the Toffees to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday?
A shock win over
the champions by Everton will take the Toffees up to seventh in the league and
just four points off the top four, it’s not impossible to attain but they will
need all their sense of concentration and discipline to earn anything from the
City beat Manchester
United convincingly 2-0 before the international break to restore their pride
after the shock loss at home to Crystal Palace, while many can confidently say
the continental glory is what Pep Guardiola’s side wants, they can’t take the
foot off the pedal domestically.
the 100m man hasn’t really ticked in Manchester and he doesn’t look like he has
all the time in the world to make any difference, with Phil Foden firing on all
cylinders, there might be some need for the 3Lions playmaker to fight for his
place in the squad.
How will Everton
approach this? Injuries to the likes of Dominic Calvert Lewin and Andre Gomes is
the reason they’re goal shy, Solomon Rondon isn’t delivering the goods and Richarlison
blows hot and cold, defensive stability might be the way forward on a day like
have to win, they can’t cede so much ground to the log leaders at this stage,
they need a statement performance ahead of the big one in midweek and if there’s
ever a question about their title credentials, this is the time to answer it.
Everton fans won’t
like to see this, their club has lost every single of their last five against
Manchester City, the last was a 5-0 annihilation on the final day of last
season, you can call that the Sergio Aguero game, is a repeat in the air?