Man City vs Tottenham Team News: 6 Players Set To Miss Saturday’s Big Game

By on December 15, 2017

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This weekend’s big game see’s run-away Premier League leaders Manchester City entertain top four chasing Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola have been speaking to the media at their pre-match press conferences this afternoon and they’ve offered the latest team news.

Let’s start with the visitors and Spurs boss Pochettino has no fresh injuries to worry about following Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory over Brighton at Wembley.

However, the north Londoners will once again have to make-do without influential defender Toby Alderweireld as he’s still several weeks away from recovering from a hamstring injury.

Davinson Sanchez is also still unavailable as the Colombian international will serve the final of his three-game suspension after being sent off against Watford earlier this month.

The third player missing for Tottenham is Victor Wanyama as the midfielder is still working his way back to full fitness from a serious knee injury that’s restricted him to just two appearances this season.

As for City, Guardiola has confirmed that John Stones is making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury that he suffered during the win at Leicester last month.

The England international was initially ruled out for between 4-6 weeks and while the Spurs game will come too soon, Guardiola is hopeful the defender will be ready to make his return before the end of December.

Vincent Kompany missed the midweek win at Swansea after picking up a muscle problem during City’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

However, thankfully for City, Guardiola has confirmed the injury is only minor and while the skipper is unlikely to be fit to face Tottenham, he should be back in contention over the coming days.

Guardiola told

“He’s [Stone] much, much better. I think he’s at four weeks [of his recovery]. The doctor said he would be out between four and six. In one or two weeks, he will be ready.”

“He [Kompany] is much better. He has a little problem. I don’t know if tomorrow he will be fit but hopefully in the next days he will be ready.”

City will also be without summer signing Benjamin Mendy as the clubs summer signing has been ruled out for the majority of the season with a serious knee injury.

City head in to the weekend action sitting 11 points clear of second-placed Man Utd so they can take another step closer to the title with a win on Saturday while Spurs can cement their position in the top four with a positive result.

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