After getting dumped out of the FA Cup by Everton, Jose Mourinho will be desperate to get back to winning ways but in their way stand the unstoppable Manchester City as they face-off once again in matchday 24 of Premier League.
Manchester City comes into this one as favorites, unlike the last time these two giants of English football met. Pep Guardiola’s men are on a 15-game winning run, the best seen in English football. Tottenham Hotspur managed to snap out of the losing run by defeating West Brom 2-0 but the midweek loss will hurt the Lilywhites.
WHEN & WHERE?
When: Saturday, February 13
Where: Etihad Stadium.
Time: 22:00 IST
Manchester City’sPremier League form: (W-W-W-W-W)
By far the best team in the league this season and some might say even in Europe, City are odds on to win the 2020/21 title after battering Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield giving Pep his first win there.
Tottenham’s Premier League form: (W-L-L-L-W)
Jose needs to win more games if Tottenham have to achieve Champions League qualification this season. The dependence on Harry Kane to win games for Tottenham has been a worrying trend and other stars need to step up and they need to do it now.
Man City’s long list of injuries continues for this fixtures. Rodri inclusion has been a subject of discussion after he forced off with 20 minutes remaining in the win against Swansea. Fernandinho is out due to a thigh problem while Kevin De Bruyne, and Nathan Ake continue their time in the treatment room. Ruben Dias is a doubt which hands Aymeric Laporte the chance to get a start.
Sergio Aguero back in contention for the Spurs match after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19 before contracting the virus himself.
Dele Alli is back for this game after overcoming a tendon injury but Jose Mourinho will certainly miss the services of Sergio Regulion and Giovani Lo Celso. Serge Aurier‘s involvement is a doubt for this game after he picked up a knock in the game against West Brom.
Manchester City possible starting XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting XI: Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Rodon, Davies; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: 1-1