Premier League Preview: Everton v Manchester City

The Toffees have enjoyed a brilliant run of form so far in December with four successive wins going into this clash.

Carlo Ancelotti has opted to for an alternative defensive unit in recent weeks, and despite the return to fitness of captain Seamus Coleman, he’s set to stick with his current back four.

Allan, Lucas Digne and Richarlison will all miss visit of Pep Guardiola’s side with Bernard, Tom Davies and Andre Gomes in line to rotate in.

Guardiola’s visitors go to Goodison one the back of ten games unbeaten in all competitions, but the Spaniard is still likely to shuffle his pack.

Ruben Dias will continue to cover for Kyle Walker at right back, with Fernandinho replacing the injured Rodri in midfield, and Sergio Aguero returning for his first start since October.

And it’s a late start on Merseyside for this one with 8pm Kick Off at Goodison Park.

Premier League Preview: Sheffield United v Everton

Chris Wilder’s team simply cannot catch a break right now and without a dramatic swing in form they look destined for a Championship return in the New Year.

And the likeable boss will have a few changes enforced on him as he looks to break the hex against the Blues.

John Lundstrum starts a three game ban this weekend with striker Oli McBurnie laid low with a hamstring problem.

However, Jadon Bogle and Oli Burke both impressed off the bench against Brighton last time out and Wilder could bring the pair in from the start.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has injury problems of his own to deal ahead of this one with the Italian confirming that Allan and Lucas Digne remain out.

However, star man James Rodriguez could be fit enough to return with skipper Seamus Coleman also back in action.

And this showdown in West Yorkshire completes the Boxing Day action with an 8pm kick off at Bramall Lane.