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Apr 14, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 80,811
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Man CityManchester City
Eriksen (42')
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Jesus (22'), Gundogan (25' pen.), Sterling (72')

How Manchester City could line up against Tottenham Hotspur

Ahead of Manchester City's trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, Sports Mole looks at the starting lineup Pep Guardiola may select.

Manchester City will attempt to get over their recent blip when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Citizens missed out on the chance to wrap up the Premier League title last weekend in a record time and have since crashed out of the Champions League.

Next up is a tricky test against in-form Spurs, who are without defeat in the top flight since these sides last faced off four months ago.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola could set up his side for the high-profile clash in North London.


Predicted Man City XI vs. Tottenham

Out: Fernandinho (suspended), Sergio Aguero (knee), John Stones (groin)
Doubtful: Benjamin Mendy (knee)

The big injury news for Man City heading into the match is that Aguero will not feature due to a knee problem that has restricted him to just 38 minutes of playing time over the past five weeks.

Gabriel Jesus is therefore expected to fill in through the middle once again, although Guardiola also has the option of playing without a recognised striker thanks to his fluid forward players.

Another key man will be absent at Wembley, meanwhile, as Fernandinho picked up his 10th yellow card of the league campaign in the 3-2 loss to Manchester United and will therefore sit this one out, so Ilkay Gundogan will likely be brought back in.

Stones misses out, too, leaving Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany as the options for Guardiola to select in the heart of defence, while at left-back Mendy still appears to be a week or so away from making a return.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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