Preview: Short Saturday To See Scousers
The start of 2 games in 4 days for The Blues and what games! 2 of our biggest bogey sides, rivals in previous seasons for "best of the rest" crown and my how they would love to beat us. Well, scousers and spuds the feeling is mutual.
City should be smarting from the nature of our defeats by Everton home and away last season and home again this season. If ever there was a time to "man up" then this is the game, I believe Everton raise their game against us because we've overtaken them in progress and the nature of our Lescott signing.
Everton Team News:
Everton who seem to be always moaning about injuries (Moyes is from the Fergie School of get excuses in early) have saha and Fellani definitely out and Heitanga doubtful.
Hibbert Distin Jagielka Baines
Osman Neville Arteta Rodwell
Player to watch: Tim Cahill
The man we just can't mark, this man's record against us defies belief for a midfielder, please let him pick up a knock in training on Friday!
Man City Team News:
Our only injury worries are Tevez (nearing fitness), Micah and Boateng (out for the season). Mancini has for the last few games been playing the same side, but I think he'll have Spurs in mind so he will go with:
Richards Kompany Lescott Kolarov
Milner De Jong Barry
Johnson Dzeko Silva
Player to watch: Joleon Lescott
Big game for the big lad(I've gone all Alan Shearer there), this is the first time he has faced Everton since he left and will be subject to dog's abuse. If it was against City, I'd back him to score, let us hope he does the same.
Match Facts & Stats
We all know Everton haven't been the most generous of times in recent years, well we beat the scum, we're in a Cup final, this side is laying all bogey's to bed-starting saturday.
City to win a tight game, 2-1.
Spuds at home.