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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Manchester City

Sports Mole looks at how Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Manchester City in the pick of this weekend's Premier League games.

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to Wembley Stadium this weekend with the aim of prolonging their unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Not since the reverse fixture on December 16, when going down 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium, have the Lilywhites tasted defeat in the top flight.

That 14-match run is their longest since 1967, and it has left the Londoners on the brink of another top-four finish under Mauricio Pochettino.

Here, Sports Mole looks at the options available to Pochettino for the visit of champions-elect City.


Predicted Spurs XI vs. Man City

Out: Danny Rose (calf), Harry Winks (ankle), Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring)

Rose has been ruled out of Saturday's match and could also miss the Lilywhites' next couple of games, meaning an extended run at left-back for the reliable Ben Davies.

On the opposite flank, Kieran Trippier was rested for the 2-1 win against Stoke and may be restored in place of Serge Aurier, while Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen are now very much the first-choice central-defensive pairing.

Harry Kane's swifter-than-expected return from an ankle injury has been a big boost for Pochettino, and it seems certain that the Englishman will retain his spot through the middle this weekend, even if he has a pretty underwhelming goalscoring return against City.

The only other big decision comes in attacking midfield, where Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura are pushing for recalls to the starting lineup, but the form of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min is keeping them out of the side.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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