Everton could give a debut to new signing Morgan Schneiderlin, while Aaron Lennon is back after an injury.
Ademola Lookman may also feature after arriving from Charlton, while Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy will be assessed after returning to training.
Manchester City are again without the banned Fernandinho, while Gabriel Jesus is not eligible to make his debut.
Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane are available after recovering from injury, with Fernando the only fitness doubt.
Guy Mowbray: “Starter? Support card? Look beyond purely rivalry issues and you’ll see a contest bursting with as much interest as ‘the other one’ on Sunday.
“After Ronald Koeman’s statement of frustration following the cup exit to Leicester, Everton have made one with the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin and the promise of others to come.
“Whether hope is renewed enough for Goodison to rock and roll depends on how Koeman’s side starts against the team he called ‘”the best team I ever met’ in October.
“High praise for City, who were back to purring at a poor West Ham last weekend.
“Another win here – and then against Tottenham next week – and we might all be cooing like Koeman about them again.”
Everton manager Ronald Koeman on Morgan Schneiderlin: “I’m very pleased because I know the player, I know him as a person and he’s really desperate to come to Everton – and that’s what we need.
“Morgan is really hungry to show his qualities and to play because that is the best thing for a football player. You are born as a football player to play games, not to sit on the bench or not be part of the team.
“He’s also a fast player, he’s a clever player and he’s a personality.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on John Stones’ return to Goodison Park: “I would like when players come back here to Manchester City – not just Everton – for fans to show respect to players who have played for that club.
“I would like to feel that but I’m not concerned about what Everton decide to do but hopefully they can show respect because I know how John respects the club where he was, that helped him to develop his performance, to go to play in the Premier League.
“But after what happened in the past for other players, you can expect absolutely everything. You can’t be surprised.”
Everton have already started their shopping in the January sales and I would expect one of their new signings, Morgan Schneiderlin, to go straight into their midfield on Sunday.
Goodison Park will be rocking because it is Manchester City, and because Everton are signing some players. I am not sure the feel-good factor will be enough for them, though.
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