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Manchester City v Everton: Predicted line-ups

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini faces some very tough decisions this weekend. 

His side have now lost two matches on the bounce - after last night's 3-1 defeat to European champions Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium. 

Despite having strength in depth to call upon, Pellegrini was unable to successfully 'tinker' with his side and get the results he wanted. 

This Saturday lunchtime City look to get back to winning ways, but will face a tough test against an unbeaten Everton team. 

Whilst several of Pellegrini's team have been criticised for their form recently, Everton boss Roberto Martinez has had the luxury of praising his players. 

England starlet Ross Barkley has started the season in remarkable form. Two months ago the 19-year-old was a name that not many people had heard of - and now he is a regular in Roy Hodgson's squad. 

Chelsea's loss was Everton's gain on transfer deadline day as Belgium powerhouse Romelu Lukaku made the loan switch to Goodison Park.

After 17 goals whilst with West Brom last season, the striker has picked up where he left off and bagged three goals in two games for his new side. 

The Manchester City back-line faces being shuffled after Gael Clichy and Micah Richards were recalled for last night's defeat. 

Joe Hart's position in the side is not as solid as it once was after his recent performances but he is expected to remain as City's first-choice for the time being. 

David Silva has now returned to full fitness with forward Alvaro Negrado pushing for a start after his consolation goal last night. 

Predicted line-ups:

Manchester City: Hart; Clichy, Kompany, Nastasic, Zabeleta; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Jesus Navas, Aguero, Negrado. 

Everton: Howard; Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman; Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku. 


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