home team
Gabriel Jesus (22', 50') Sterling (69')
3
Calvert-Lewin (65')
1
away team
Gabriel Jesus (22', 50') Sterling (69')
Calvert-Lewin (65')
Saturday 15 December 2018, 12:30 Etihad Stadium
TEAM NEWS

Idrissa Gana Gueye faces a late fitness test after picking up a minor knock in Everton’s draw with Watford on Monday night.

David Silva (hamstring) misses out for Manchester City but Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return for Pep Guardiola’s side having recovered from muscle and knee injuries respectively.

Fernandinho (thigh) is also in contention for a starting spot. 

TEAM FORM

Past five Premier League matches

Everton
Watford (h) Drew 2-2
Newcastle United (h) Drew 1-1
Liverpool (a) Lost 1-0
Cardiff City (h) Won 1-0
Chelsea (a) Drew 0-0

Manchester City
Chelsea (a) Lost 2-0
Watford (a) Won 2-1
Bournemouth (h) Won 3-1
West Ham United (a) Won 4-0
Manchester United (h) Won 3-1

PLAYER STATISTICS (Premier League)

Everton

Top goalscorers
1. Richarlison: 8
2. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 6
3. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 4

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Most shots
1. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 42
2. Richarlison: 34
3. Cenk Tosun/Theo Walcott: 23

Most tackles
1. Idrissa Gana Gueye: 62 (1st in PL)
2. Lucas Digne: 29
3. Seamus Coleman: 25

Manchester City

Top goalscorers
1. Sergio Aguero/Raheem Sterling: 8
3. Leroy Sane: 6
4. Riyad Mahrez/David Silva: 5

Most shots
1. Sergio Aguero: 55
2. Raheem Sterling: 32
3: Riyad Mahrez: 30

Most tackles
1. Fernandinho: 33
2. Kyle Walker: 20
3. Bernardo Silva: 19

KEY FACTS AND MILESTONES

Everton are unbeaten in their past five matches played on December 15, winning four. The Blues’ previous game on this date came back in 2014, when Queens Park Rangers were dispatched 3-1 at Goodison Park.

If Seamus Coleman lines up at City it will represent his 211th start for the Club, moving him ahead of Tim Cahill and Trevor Steven in that chart.

A Jordan Pickford appearance will mark his 55th consecutive Premier League game for Everton. That would be the joint-ninth longest run any Blues’ player has made. Tim Howard holds the record for consecutive appearances. He played in 210 successive Premier League games between September 2007 and February 2013.

ONE TO WATCH: İlkay Gündoğan

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The Germany international’s energy, tackling ability and crisp passing has seen him emerge as an important figure for Pep Guardiola’s gifted team. The 28-year-old, who signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, also offers a threat in the final third – he has hit three Premier League goals this season.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Craig Pawson

Premier League games refereed this season: 11
Yellow cards issued: 47
Red cards issued: 3