Manchester City vs Everton preview: De Bruyne and Grealish miss out, Foden is a doubt

By Ric Turner, Fri 19 November 2021 15:26

Manchester City vs Everton preview: De Bruyne and Grealish miss out, Foden is a doubtBelgian midfielder tests positive for Covid after international break

Manchester City vs Everton

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 2.00 pm, Sunday 21st November 2021

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Stuart Atwell Assistants: L Betts, H Lennard Fourth Official: C Pawson VAR: C Kavanagh

Odds: City 1/6, Draw 7/1, Everton 14/1

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TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Palmer, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez

Injured: Torres, Grealish, De Bruyne

Doubtful: Foden

Suspended: Mendy

Form guide: WDLWW


Manager: Rafa Benitez

Squad (from): Pickford, Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Keane, Digne, Godfrey, Coleman, Branthwaite, Allan, Delph, Townsend, Gbamin, Richarlison, Gray, Iwobi, Tosun, Gordon, Rondon

Injured: Calvert-Lewin, Mina, Gomes, Davies, Doucoure

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Holgate, Sigurdsson

Form guide: DLLLD

Aymeric Laporte returns to the squad after serving a one-match suspension, but Jack Grealish and Kevin De Bruyne will miss the visit of Everton on Sunday. Phil Foden is also a doubt.

Grealish picked up an injury on international duty, whilst De Bruyne has tested positive for Covid after being away with Belgium.

“Jack is getting better after he went to the national team,” Guardiola revealed at his pre-match press conference on Friday.

“Phil Foden came back with a knock and a problem with his leg, but he is getting better and, unfortunately, Kevin got positive from COVID in Belgium and will be isolating for 10 days.  

“Jack, I don’t think [will be available]. Phil, we will see.”

City won their last home league game against Everton 5-0, with Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Sergio Aguero (2) scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 76 of the 191 games played against the Toffees, with 47 draws and 68 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sterling, Foden, Jesus

Score prediction: City 2 Everton 1