It’s title presentation day at The Etihad Stadium as Premier League champions Manchester City welcome Everton to their stadium. City must find the balance between self-preservation ahead of the Champions League final and not spoil the party on what should be a day of celebration in the blue half of Manchester.
Pep Guardiola is a fan of preservation, he has rotated his team since the Premier League title was confirmed and the Citizens’ performances have suffered as a result. They have taken just three points from their last three games, though their matches have been exciting with 15 goals scored across their last 360 minutes of football.
Everton meanwhile, can still land a place in next season’s inaugural Conference League if other results go their way on the final day, and a point could be enough to fire them into the seventh spot if Spurs are turned over at Leicester.
The Toffees warmed up for their trip to the champions by winning for the first time in seven attempts at Goodison Park with a narrow 1-0 victory over Wolves, though they have been one of the best teams away from home this season, this could make them even more of a threat against City.
Pep Guardiola is expected to shuffle his pack once again on Sunday and Manchester City fans would be hoping that they are treated to a show of proper football before their title presentation that would see them bade club legend, Sergio Kun Aguero goodbye.