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Team news: De Bruyne returns for City

SHINING: KDB produced another top display

SHINING: KDB produced another top display

City make five changes from the side beaten by Spurs last time out.

How we line up... 

Starting XI: Bravo, Clichy, Otamendi, Stones, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sane, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Iheanacho

Subs: Caballero, Kompany, Fernando, Aguero, Nolito, Zabaleta, Kolarov

De Bruyne returns

Good news for City with Kevin De Bruyne back in the starting XI after a hamstring injury in a much-changed Blues line-up.

Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane are also in the line-up that has no recognised right-back. Kelechi Iheanacho also gets the nod up front with Sergio Aguero's midweek activity with Argentina taken into consideration.

Great to see skipper Vincent Kompany back on the bench - David Silva will skipper the team today.

Who plays where?

With Bacary Sagna injured and Pablo Zabaleta on the bench, could Leroy Sane be poised for a surprise choice at full-back - or could Fernandinho be utilised? Expect De Bruyne and David Silva to back up Iheanacho with Gundogan sitting deeper as Pep Guardiola shuffles his pack for today's visit of Everton.

Everton starting XI

Stekelenburg, Oviedo, Jagielka, Williams, Coleman, Barry, Gana, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Bolasie, Lukaku

Subs: Robles, Barkley, Mirallas, McCarthy, Valencia, Funes Mori, Holgate

What the Media Says

Media City: Managers are best of friends

TEAMMATES: Koeman and Pep were successful teammates at Barcelona

City face Everton this afternoon in a match between two of the Premier League’s form sides but it won’t be a grudge match in the technical area.

Pep Guardiola and Everton boss Ronald Koeman have a strong relationship dating back to their playing careers at Barcelona, where the pair won the Champions League together.

First Team News

Talking Points: City are Back!

GOAL!: KDB slides a free kick under the Bournemouth wall to give the Blues an early lead.

Alleluia! The Premier League returns after the international break on Saturday with one of the most intriguing fixtures of the weekend.

Club Journalist @markbooth_mcfc takes a look at four things to look out for when Ronald Koeman brings his Everton side to the Etihad.

Match Preview

City v Everton: Need to Know

ALL SMILES: KDB was delighted with Raheem putting City 3-0 up!

Key quotes, milestones and stats for Saturday's Premier League clash

All the stats and facts ahead of City's Premier League home game with Everton