Manchester City are unbeaten in the Premier League this season so far, with four wins and one draw from their first five games seeing them sit in second place, two points behind rivals Manchester United.
Everton meanwhile have also had an impressive start to the campaign. Having been in for criticism by the clubs’ fans for not reinforcing the team enough in the summer transfer window, David Moyes’ side have recorded two wins and a draw from their four ties so far, placing them sixth, although with a game in hand, a win in which would see them usurp Chelsea in third.
Man City are however strong favourites for the tie at the Etihad Stadium – Tevez is left on the bench allowing the favoured front three of Mancini this term, Aguero, Nasri and Dzeko, to start. Everton recall Phil Neville to Premier League duties after his goal in the Carling Cup in midweek.
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman, Rodwell, Fellaini, Osman, Neville, Cahill Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Drenthe, Stacqualursi, Vellios
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