High-flying Manchester City make their annual visit to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday (Watch live, 10:30 am ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Through two weeks, Man City’s +6 goal differential (6 points, 3rd place) leads the Premier League. Coming into Sunday, only one other PL side (Liverpool) hold a 100 percent win record to begin the 2015-16 season.
Everton (4 points) find themselves in seventh place ahead of Sunday’s clash, a fixture they drew 1-1 with the eventual league runners-up last season. A 3-0 victory over Southampton last week sees the Toffees carry a similar vein of form to that of the Citizens on the heels of their 3-0 dismantling of Chelsea.
In team news, John Stones remains in the Everton XI despite continued transfer links with Chelsea, while 19-year-old Brendan Galloway retains his starting place at left back in the absence of Leighton Baines. For City, there are no changes to the side that beat Chelsea.
Everton: Howard, Galloway, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, McCarthy, Berry, Cleverley, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku; Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Deulofeu, Osman, Browning
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Sterling, Silva, Aguero; Subs: Caballero, Denayer, Demichelis, Delph, Nasri, Iheanacho, Bony