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City, Everton hoping to keep 100% Premier League record

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Both Manchester City and Everton will be hoping to keep their 100% Premier League record when they clash on Monday.

The two sides engage each other at the Etihad Stadium in the last match of the second week of games.

Both clubs, however, made winning starts to their respective new Premier League campaigns last time out.

The Mancunians defeated newly promoted side, Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 the Amex Stadium to begin on a bright note.

Meanwhile, the Toffees on their own part, however, handed out a lone goal beating to Stoke City at Goodison Park.

And as a result of this, Everton and City will go into this Premier League clash full of early-season confidence.

City have so far been the highest spending outfit in the Premier League during the on-going summer transfer window.

The Mancunians have left most other Premier League clubs in their wake when it comes to spending during this window.

And the Citizens manager, Pep Guardiola will want his own charges to set down a marker early on against Everton.

Although, City have made a summer outlay of more than £200m on new signings, the Merseysiders have also spent well.

Everton have so far, so good, spent about a sum in the region of £130m on new recruits this summer.

Therefore, one would not be too wrong if one dubbed this Premier League game the clash of big summer spenders.

However, the pressure is well and truly on City gaffer, Guardiola to add some trophies to the collection this season.

But Everton manager, Ronald Koeman himself is quite eager to do something great with the Toffees during the 2017/18 campaign.

Match Build-up

City have no new injury worries with both left full-back, Benjamin Mendy and midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan returning from injury.

Meanwhile, the Citizens’ midfielder, Fabian Delph could be totally out of the club’s second Premier League matchday.

Everton attacking midfielder, Ross Barkley is set to miss the next three months as a result of a hamstring injury.

The Toffees’ record signing, Gylfi Sigurdsson who recently joined from Swansea City for £45m is likely to make his debut.

There is a doubt over the fitness of Sandro Ramirez who missed the European win against Hajduk with a knock.

Match Facts

Everton recorded their biggest Premier League win against City with a 4-0 bashing in the last match between both teams.

Despite that, though, the Mancunians are undefeated in six Premier League clashes with Everton at the Etihad Stadium (W3, D3).

Everton returnee, Wayne Rooney is in search of one more goal to get to 200 in the Premier League.

Only Alan Shearer, the sole current member of the 200 club has more EPL goals against City (11) than Rooney (8).

City striker, Sergio Aguero needs one goal to surpass Dwight Yorke as the all-time highest non-European goalscorer in Premier League history (both currently 123).

What the managers say

Pep Guardiola (Right) and Ronald Koeman (Left) go head-to-head again
Pep Guardiola: “Everton are a top squad and they have bought good players.

“They are one of the best teams in the league and I am very sure of that.”

Ronald Koeman: “We have a tough week coming up and he (Sigurdsson) will be part of all the games.”

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