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City have been spending like it’s going out of style. Tonight, they face Everton (kick-off 8.00pm), who are shorn of the likes of Lukaku and probably Barkley but have done canny business of their own, including inviting back Wayne Rooney.

How well the Toffees deal with Kevin De Bruyne and City’s other lethal weapons will be an early indicator as to how their season could pan out, while for City this could be the game to lay the groundwork for a title-winning season…