Man City v Tottenham: Team News & Predicted Line-Ups For The Big Game

By on November 22, 2013

Manchester City entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with both sides looking for a win to close the gap at the top of the Premier League.

City head into the weekend action sitting eighth in the table – just a single point behind seventh-placed Spurs – so it’s all to play for at the Etihad on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini gave little away at his press conference today over whether he’ll recall Joe Hart or stick with Costel Pantilimon between the sticks, but we think he’ll throw Hart back into the first team for the visit of Spurs.

Captain Vincent Kompany remains out with a thigh injury that’s likely to keep him sidelined for another 10 days, so Demichellis and Nastasic could start at the heart of defence – although Lescott will hope to retain his place. Fernandinho has recovered from a knock but David Silva remains out with a calf strain.

For Spurs, Hugo Lloris will return in goal having fully recovered from concussion. Vlad Chiriches is also fit and could start alongside Michael Dawson in defence ahead of Younes Kaboul.  Danny Rose remains out with a toe injury so Jan Vertonghen is expected to continue to fill in at left-back.

Etienne Capoue and Mousa Dembele are pushing for starts but Andre Villas-Boas may stick with Paulinho and Sandro in midfield. Christian Eriksen is out for a month after injuring his ankle while away with Denmark so Lewis Holtby is likely to start behind Roberto Soldado.

Here are our predicted line-ups:

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5 Comments

  1. adelaide yid

    November 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Lamela Lamela Lamela Lamela….he MUST be given a chance

  2. Gareth

    November 23, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Kaboul needs to play over Dawson for this match (to cover for Aguero’s pace) and we should deploy Lennon on the right while operating Townsend on the left (so he refrains from cutting in). Also feel Dembele would be a stronger choice over paulinho seeing as The Beast and Dembele’s partnership last season was superb. Another change I’d like to see is Lamela playing as our #10, seeing as we are lacking individual creativity and fire power at the moment. Man City have quite a slow back line with Kompany out, not to mention they play a very attacking style of football. This will let us counter attack with the pace down the wings (Lennon and Townsend). Our goals will come from counter’s if they are to come. Really feel this could be the perfect situation for us to bounce back, not to mention I’d love to see Pellingrini eat his words about us not being serious contenders! COYS!

  3. terry

    November 23, 2013 at 1:12 am

    dead right avb must start with lamela daniel levy i think would not be happy paying 30 bills for a player who never starts a game boy has talent use it

  4. nishant

    November 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Eriksen or Lamela should be in for Paulinho. And for City James Milner can be brought in for Fernandinho

  5. Alee

    November 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

    (Sigh) …it’ll be business as usual then.

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