Bony ruled out with calf injury
Everton vs Manchester City
Date: 8pm, Wednesday 6th January 2016
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: Bobby Madley Assistants: J Brooks, S Long Fourth Official: R East
Odds: Everton 11/4, Draw 14/5, City 21/20
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Roberto Martinez
Squad (from): Howard, Robles, Baines, Coleman, Hibbert, Mori, Stones, Barkley, Barry, Besic, Cleverley, Galloway, Gibson, Lennon, McGeady, Mirallas, Osman, Deulofeu, Kone, Lukaku, Naismith
Injured: Jagielka, Pienaar, McCarthy, Browning
Form guide: DLWLDD
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho
Injured: Nasri, Kompany, Bony
Form guide: WDWLWL
Wilfied Bony has been ruled out after suffering a calf injury, although the Ivorian is expected to be available for the FA Cup tie at Norwich on Saturday. Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri remain on the sidelines.
With a trip to Wembley up for grabs, manager Manuel Pellegrini has urged his players to remain grounded and concentrate on the task at hand.
“We must beat Everton, then we can think about the first title and then we think about the best way to start the FA Cup - we must focus game by game regardless of the competition,” he warned.
“Maybe it’s impossible to win all of the competitions but your attitude and desire and having a winning mentality indicates you must believe you can.
“It’s important when you’re in a competition to try to win it. We’ve won three games and now we’re in the semi-final.
“It’s very beautiful to finish at Wembley in front of a lot of people.
“It’s always better to play away first so you know what you need in the second leg at home. Maybe it’s more important in the Champions League trying not to concede in the home games.”
City's last away game at Goodison Park ended in 2-0 win, with goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri. Overall City have won 67 of the 177 games played against Everton, with 44 draws and 66 defeats.
Prediction: Everton 2 City 1