The Toffees' bid for European football has fallen into jeopardy during a run of just two wins in their last six league outings.
Roberto Mancini's side have lost only once in their last six, but go into the game trailing league leaders Manchester United by 12 points.
Everton are without the services of defensive duo Phil Jagielka (ankle) and Tony Hibbert (calf), while first-choice goalkeeper Tim Howard is still out with a back injury, meaning Jan Mucha will make his third successive start.
Man City: WDDLWW
Possible starting lineups
Everton: Mucha; Coleman, Baines, Distin, Heitinga; Gibson, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar; Mirallas, Jelavic
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Clichy; Garcia, Milner, Kompany; Silva, Dzeko, Yaya Toure
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