Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Manchester City on Monday night in the tenth game week in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur will wish to win the match to have the edge over their arch rivals Arsenal in the League Table. On the other hand, it will be an important match for Manchester City too.
Team News :
Tottenham Hotspur :
Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino is still assessing the fitness issues of Dele Alli and Danny Rose ahead of the important match against Manchester City. Dele Alli is closing his date of return but the manager has not confirmed whether the English midfielder will start against the mighty Manchester City side. Tottenham Hotspur are not facing much problems in the attacking third without the absence of Dele Alli as the North London side have many quality players in that position. Christian Eriksen has been back in business for the Spurs side after recovering from his injury. On the other hand, there will be a huge competition between Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Heung Son Min to get into two positions in the field. Son Heung Min has been selected for Tottenham Hotspur’s match against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday. So, it is seeming that Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela will start along with Christian Eriksen in the attacking midfield position for Tottenham Hotspur.
On the other hand, Harry Kane will be the lone centre forward for Tottenham Hotspur in this match. Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele are going to be there in the defensive midfield position for the Spurs side. Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez and Davies are going to play in the defense for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester City while Hugo Lloris would be there in the Goal.
Manchester City :
Pep Guardiola’s player selection has been really tricky so far in this season. The manager is trying to rotate his squad in every matches. Now,the Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is also back at the Manchester City squad and he has started the match against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. It is clearly indicating that Kevin De Bruyne is now fully fit. But according to the sources, Kevin De Bruyne might start in the bench for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola might prefer to go with David Silva and Bernardo Silva in the central midfield for this match. Fernandinho is surely going to start in the midfield for them. There are also doubts over the fitness of Kyle Walker. Kyle Walker did not play in the previous game of Manchester City and he came as the substitute in the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk. But, he might get the nod to start the match for Manchester City. Danilo and Fabian Delph are still recovering from injury.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Tottenham Hotspur :(4-2-3-1)
Goalkeeper : Lloris
Defenders : Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies.
Midfielders : Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Moura.
Attackers : Kane
Manchester City : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Ederson
Defenders : Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy
Midfielders : De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D.Silva.
Attackers : Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester City.