Manchester City v Everton team news and stats

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 4:00

Yaya Toure: Manchester City midfielder enjoys playing against Everton

Yaya Toure: Manchester City midfielder enjoys playing against Everton

Yaya Toure will hope to continue his fine form against Everton when Manchester City lock horns with the Toffees at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Team news

Manchester City are still without defenders Vincent Kompany (calf) and Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) for the Barclays Premier League visit of Everton on Wednesday.

Striker Wilfried Bony is also still out with a calf issue and midfielder Fernandinho will miss out with a muscle problem. Joe Hart is set to return in goal after being rested for the last two cup games.

Playmaker Samir Nasri remains a long-term casualty after undergoing hamstring surgery in November.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku is fit to lead the Everton line after recovering from an ankle problem.

Defender Ramiro Funes Mori is also available despite needing 10 stitches in a head wound at the weekend while Tim Howard will return in goal after making way for Joel Robles in the cups.

But midfielder Tom Cleverley (ankle) is rated 50/50 and full-back Seamus Coleman will be out for a couple more weeks with a calf injury.

Opta stats

  • Manchester City have won four and drawn one of their last five Premier League meetings with the Toffees (W4 D1 L0).
  • Everton have won 17 Premier League games against Manchester City, only against West Ham have they won more often (22 wins, also 17 wins versus Newcastle).
  • Yaya Toure has had a hand in six goals (three goals, three assists) in eight Premier League appearances versus Everton.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored 10 goals and assisted three more in his last 10 Premier League appearances.
  • Lukaku is Everton’s top scoring player in the Premier League since the start of 2014-15 with 25 goals; the only player to have reached double figures for the Toffees in this period (Naismith the next best with nine goals).
  • After having a hand in seven goals in his first five Premier League appearances this season (one goal, six assists), David Silva has been involved in just one goal (no goals, one assist) in his last seven games in the competition.
  • 13 different players have scored a Premier League goal for Manchester City this season (excl. own goals); a wider spread than any other team.
  • Everton have scored a Premier League-low tally (3) and proportion (8.3%) of goals from set-pieces so far this season.
  • The Etihad Stadium has seen six goals scored in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season; more than any other ground.
  • Manchester City’s home ground has also seen a league-high nine goals scored from outside the box this season.

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