Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Everton predicted line-up vs Man City - Sean Dyche copies Frank Lampard tactic amid injury blow - gallery

Everton line-up predicted to face Man City in the Premier League at Goodison Park.

Everton are aiming for a belated Christmas present with a victory over Manchester City at Goodison Park (20.15 GMT).

The Toffees four-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an end as they suffered a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur four days ago. However, a poor start defensively was the cause of the defeat, with Sean Dyche's side worth at least a share of the spoils for their performance in the final 60 minutes of the content.

But Everton have to take the result on the chin. With Luton Town earning a 3-2 victory over Sheffield United, the Blues are now just a point above the relegation zone - and have dropped to 17th following Nottingham Forest's surprise 3-1 triumph at Newcastle United.

Things don't get any easier for Everton as they prepare to face City, who have recently been crowned Club World Cup winners. Pep Guardiola's side have not been at their best so far this campaign but they also start to hit their peak at this stage of the year.

Dyche has admitted that is squad is currently stretched, with key midfielders Abdoulaye Docuoure and Idrissa Gana Gueye both set to miss out while Seamus Coleman and Ashley Young are doubts.

The Everton boss and his backroom staff will have to come up with a plan to nullify City. With that in mind, here's the predicted team.

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