Everton predicted lineup vs Manchester City: Two changes as Mykolenko starts 4-3-2-1

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Frank Lampard’s Everton welcome Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

Everton host Manchester City when the two sides are on opposite spectrums of the Premier League. One is jostling forward with their multidimensional pursuit of success and silverware and the other is in grave danger of facing relegation if results don’t turn in their favour.

Perhaps, this is the worst time to face a Goliath-like Man City. Sadly, Everton are no David, based on the current situation. But, in football, nothing is written in stone and Frank Lampard’s men will look to salvage something from this tie.

Taking points off Man City will be seen as a huge success. Even though Manchester City are too intimidating, they are not immortal. If Everton operate with precision and efficiency, scoring against them is possible. More importantly, the defence cannot put a foot wrong or the City attackers will pounce like a hyena pounces on its prey.

Everton did an injury boost as Abdoulaye Doucoure and Demarai Gray returned to full training and will be available against the reigning champions. Meanwhile, given the dreadful situation of Ukraine, the involvement of Vitaliy Mykolenko in the game is also a doubt but that is a matter between Lampard and Mykolenko to talk about.

Everton predicted lineup vs Manchester City:

Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford put in a ten on ten display against Southampton. Had it not been for Pickford, the Toffees would have registered a more humiliating loss. Against Man City, Pickford witll have to produce a similar performance. The ruthless goal machine can only be negated if Everton defence and Pickford are in top form.

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