Manchester City are set to face Everton at the Etihad Stadium and will be aiming to maintain their strong form by securing a victory. However, their defense has recently struggled to keep opponents from scoring, potentially necessitating changes in the backline for this match.
In goal, Ederson is expected to maintain his position, having featured in nearly all Premier League games this season. Despite only securing five clean sheets, he will be relied upon to thwart Everton’s attacking threats, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Harrison, and Dwight McNeil.
There could be a change in City’s defensive lineup, with John Stones potentially replacing Nathan Ake alongside Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, and Josko Gvardiol. Manuel Akanji and Rico Lewis may have to settle for spots on the bench.
In midfield, Rodri is likely to continue his pivotal role, possibly partnered with Kevin De Bruyne and Julian Alvarez, who has thrived in a deeper position this season. The attacking lineup could see Erling Haaland leading the line, supported by Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, with their versatility providing adaptability in various roles.
Predicted Manchester City XI vs Everton (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol; Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland.