Manchester City are riding high and settling into their comfortable position at the top of the table, while Everton are scrambling for a European spot.
Everton started so brightly this season, unlike tonight’s opponents, and will be looking to make amends after their shock home defat at the hands of Fulham.
The Toffees also have a score to settle with City.
Carlo Ancelotti was less than impressed when their festive fixture was called off due to a Covid outbreak, just four hours before kick-off.
At the time, Everton were second and only a few points off league-leaders Liverpool, how times have changed.
Everton have struggled at home recently and currently trail City by 16 points, but they are confident they can get back to winning ways.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the fixture due to an injury, but Jordan Pickford and Allan are set to return to the fold.
City have their own injury woes, as Ilkay Gundogan is out with a groin injury.
However, Ruben Dias and Kevin De Bruyne are both back in the squad, although it seems likely that they’ll start on the bench having just overcome a fever and a thigh injury respectively.
Stick with us this evening as we see if Pep Guardiola’s side can extend their lead at the top, or if the much-decorated Ancelotti can inspire his side to a win.