After a midweek win over RB Leipzig Manchester City returns to Premier League action this weekend. Tottenham Hotspur are up next dor Pep Guardiola’s side. City will be looking for all three points after drawing their past two Premier League games with Chelsea and Liverpool. Up next in Manchester City opposition watch is Tottenham Hotspur.
Ange Postecoglu’s side heads to the Etihad sitting fifth in the Premier League. They made a flying start to the new season under their new manager but have lost their past three games. After not losing in their first 10 Premier League games they have lost to Chelsea, Wolves and Aston Villa. A combination of injuries and suspensions have cost Postecoglu’s side.
Spurs will be without several key players for their clash with the European champions. Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, Richarlison, Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic are all out with long-term injuries. Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was injured in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Aston Villa. He joins the crowded treatment room for Spurs. Argentinian defender Cristian Romero will miss the game as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension.
Despite their injury crisis, it is expected that Tottenham will attempt to take on Manchester City. Ange Postecoglu’s sides traditionally don’t play defensive football and will likely look to go toe to toe with the treble winners. Despite the departure of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich in the summer, they do still possess a threat up front. Son Heung-Min is Spurs’ top scorer in the Premier League so far this season with 8 goals this campaign. The South Korean star has tormented City in the past and will need to be contained.
An exciting clash potentially awaits when City take on Spurs on Sunday at the Etihad.