|Everton will need everything in their tank to earn something against the champions, how will they fare against the wounded lions? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Everton vs Manchester CityGoodison Park6:30pm
When City lose a game they weren’t expected to draw, they go hard on the next opponent, should Everton and Frank Lampard be worried?
Manchester City lost at home to Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, it was a game that was meant to restore their nine points lead at the top of the log after Liverpool beat Norwich a day earlier, it was the first time they conceded three times in the league this season.
Liverpool beat Leeds United heavily in midweek to cut City’s lead to just three points, leaving Pep Guardiola and his team fighting for their title, it is why we love the premier league and it’s why the league is unpredictable.
Everton lost again last time out and you wonder if anything has actually changed since they fired Rafael Benitez, just one win in the league under the former Chelsea star man with relegation conversations starring them in the face.
To be honest, Everton are in the relegation dogfight and here’s why; Everton are only two points better off than Burnley and they have played the same number of games, if City win here and Burnley beat Crystal Palace earlier, the Clarets will usurp the Toffees…
Danger is looming over the Goodison Park and Manchester City won’t do them any favors, Liverpool aren’t playing this weekend as they’re away on EFL final duty against Chelsea, City must take advantage of this and steer clear in the title race.
To think City were twelve points clear of Liverpool at some points, everyone thought the race was over and it was only remaining the top four fight, that’s not the case anymore and Liverpool will fancy their chances of lifting the trophy now.
How will Everton line up? They’re exciting to watch now especially in the middle of the park with Donny Van De Beek in there but they have to defend deep and hug the line to hit City on the break, they saw the Spurs template, they should copy that.
Manchester City will be wary of a repeat of the Spurs madness, leaving their defense unattended would always come to roost at some points, Dominic Calvert Lewin and Richarlison won’t be easy to deal with and one would be surprised to see Kyle Walker in the line up after allowing Kane’s header last time out.