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How Manchester City could line up against Everton

Sports Mole looks at how an injury-hit Manchester City could line up for their Premier League clash with Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking to move back to the top of the Premier League table this weekend when they host Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

The champions were knocked off the summit by Liverpool last weekend, having fallen to their first defeat of the campaign at Chelsea.

However, Liverpool are not in action until Sunday - when they face Manchester United at Anfield - so victory for City on Saturday lunchtime would see them restore their place at the top for at least one day.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola could set his side up for the contest.



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Out: Benjamin Mendy (knee), David Silva (hamstring), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Danilo (unspecified), Eliaquim Mangala (knee)
Doubtful: John Stones (knee), Sergio Aguero (groin), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Fernandinho (thigh)

The injuries are beginning to mount up for Manchester City, but Guardiola has been boosted by the news that Sergio Aguero is back training without pain and could return after a four-match absence this weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne is also closing in on a return and could feature on Saturday, although Guardiola may opt against throwing him straight in from the start despite an injury to David Silva.

Fernandinho missed the midweek win over Hoffenheim but may recover in time for this match, while Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph could also come back into the starting lineup.

John Stones was taken off at half time in the Champions League and may not be risked this weekend despite the issue not being a serious one, while further forward Riyad Mahrez may again have to settle for a backup role to Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Watford35148135050050
8Everton35147145044649
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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