Manchester City vs Tottenham: Predicted Starting Line-Ups
Manchester City entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here are the predicted line-ups for both teams:
Both teams will be looking to give their Premier League title chances a major boost when Manchester City entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. Here are the predicted line-ups for both teams:
Manuel Pellegrini confirmed a huge double boost at his pre-match press conference earlier today after revealing that Vincent Kompany and David Silva are expected to be fit to face Spurs this weekend.
Kompany made his comeback with a run-out in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week and Pellegrini believes he’s now ready to make his first team comeback, while Silva has been described as ‘OK’ despite picking up a knock during last weeks loss to Leicester.
However, Bacary Sagna has been ruled out of the game with a knee injury so Pablo Zabaleta should start at right back while Fabien Delph has been sidelined for at least six weeks with an achilles tendon problem so Fernando should come in alongside Fernandinho in midfield.
The likes of Samir Nasi, Kevin De Bruyne, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala all remain sidelined through injury.
This is our predicted City team:
Spurs have a much healthier squad to choose from as Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns to deal with.
Kevin Wimmer will continue to deputise at the back for Jan Vertonghen with the Belgian international out for the foreseeable future with a knee injury. I expect Kyle Walker and Danny Rose to get the nod in the full-back slots ahead of Keiran Trippier and Ben Davies.
Otherwise, the Tottenham team pretty much picks itself these days with the only real contention over who starts in attack but I think Erik Lamela will get the nod ahead of Nacer Chadli and Heung-min Son.
So this is how we think Spurs will line-up:
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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