Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola selected Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte in a strong looking starting XI to face Everton at Goodison Park.
City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Sterling, Laporte, De Bruyne, Sané, D Silva, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Jesus
Substitutes: Bravo, Danilo, Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Nmecha
The starting XI suggests that January signing Laporte will slot in at left-back in a 4-5-1 formation.
In midfield, Fernandinho will play the anchor role behind the more advanced duo of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva. Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, meanwhile, will be tasked with raiding from the flanks.