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Everton v Manchester City: Injury Report

Roberto will have to deal with tired players and a few key injuries for the Capital One Cup semi-final clash...

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Everton will need to make full use of their home advantage on Wednesday night as they take on an improving Manchester City.

However, Roberto Martinez will also have to deal with tired players and a few key injuries for the Capital One Cup semi-final clash.

The Toffees are going to have to make do without a couple of key players. Martinez has confirmed that the game has come too early for both Phil Jagielka and James McCarthy.

Ramiro Funes Mori should continue in central defence in place of the club captain, but the replacement for McCarthy could be more interesting. Tom Cleverley was in his position on Sunday, but the performance of Muhamed Besic from the bench may be enough to win him a place in the starting XI. The fact that the former has only recently returned from injury could also play a part in the boss' decision.

Steven Pienaar is also not going to make it back in time for the encounter, and continues his seemingly never-ending injury lay-off. Tony Hibbert, Bryan Oviedo, and Tyias Browning are also ruled out, leaving Martinez without many rotation options at the back.

Meanwhile the opposition will be without Vincent Kompany - and everyone has seen what that can do to City's defence. Hopefully Romelu Lukaku can exploit the absence of his international teammate.

Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri, and Fabian Delph are also missing, but as squad players this shouldn't have a massive effect on Manuel Pellegrini's side.