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Manchester City v Everton

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14 Dec 2018
Raheem Sterling

Manchester City are aiming to return to winning ways after Chelsea inflicted their first Premier League defeat of the season last time out, while Everton are targeting a first victory in four matches.

Team news

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return for Manchester City this weekend with Pep Guardiola deciding on Friday whether the duo and John Stones are available to play.

David Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are out.

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye will have a fitness test after picking up a knock in the draw with Watford.

Did you know?

Man City have won only two of their last seven matches against Everton in all competitions and have managed only one clean sheet in that run. Everton have drawn their last three PL away matches against City, with only four goals being scored in these meetings (two each).

City haven't lost a PL match against a non "big six" opponent since January 2017, against Everton. Since then, they have won 139 points out of a possible 153 in these matches (W44 D7 L0).

Under Pep Guardiola, City have conceded seven PL goals against Everton. Against no other side have they shipped more.

Since the start of last season, Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 26 goals in 21 PL home matches, with 17 strikes and nine assists.

Referee: Craig Pawson
 Eddie Smart, Richard West
Fourth official:
 Paul Tierney

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