The Toffees are hoping to keep the pressure on rivals and leaders Liverpool, with the champions already looking strong in their title defense, despite injuries to key players this season.
Guardiola is hoping to call on Sergio Aguero again, with Gabriel Jesus contracting the Covid-19 recently, and the Spaniard insisting he ‘needs’ the Argentine striker: “We discussed the advisability of start with Sergio [against Newcastle]. I need him. It was very good news overall that in the minutes that Sergio played we saw him lively and dynamic. This is incredible news for us. We absolutely need him. But you have to be careful. We can’t do what we did in the past, when it comes back [too soon] then gets hurt. I still want to manage the minutes, but I saw it right – and I love this guy.
Here’s everything you need to know about this thrilling Premier League match at Merseyside:
When is it?
Everton vs Man City take place on Monday, December 28.
What time does it start?
The match will start at 8 p.m. GMT.
How can I watch it and is there a live broadcast?
The match will be streamed live on Amazon Prime.
You can stream the game live on the desktop or in the Prime Video app.
What is the news of the team?
Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker remain out after testing positive for Covid-19, while Eric Garcia is also out. Rodri appeared to have been sent off prematurely against Newcastle in order to manage his workload, while Sergio Aguero is in good shape.
Richarlison is in doubt again after failing to be erased with a concussion, as this game comes too soon for James Rodriguez. Anthony Gordon could drop out of the XI, with Bernard in consideration, Ancelotti also considering Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes.
The planned line-ups
Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Godfrey; Gomes, Doucoure; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin
Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho; Torres, De Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero
It’s an intriguing game and a real test for both teams after a short rest but City seem to finally be discovering their best form again, so we will be leaning towards Pep Guardiola’s side to win this one in a matter of high score. Everton 2-3 Man City.