Man City vs Tottenham: Premier League team news, line-ups, Doku starts, Spurs make one change
Manchester City aims to recover from their draw against Liverpool as they face Tottenham. Manchester City is one point behind Arsenal.
Manchester City is looking to bounce back after dropping points against Liverpool last weekend as they prepare to host Tottenham in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola's team began the season as favorites after winning the treble last year. However, after their draw against Liverpool and Arsenal's late win at Brentford, they started the weekend one point behind the Gunners. This gap extended to four points as the Londoners held on to defeat Wolves.
City boss Pep Guardiola praised Ange Postecoglou for changing the way Tottenham plays and transforming their fortunes. However, he knows that Tottenham will be looking to cause an upset on Sunday. Tottenham, on the other hand, will need to put their previous results behind them. They have lost their last three Premier League matches and are dealing with a host of injury problems.
Manchester City has made three changes from their midweek lineup, with Ederson, Jeremy Doku, and Julian Alvarez coming in. Tottenham has made one change from last week's defeat to Aston Villa, with Yves Bissouma replacing the injured Rodrigo Bentancur after returning from suspension.
Ange Postecoglou insists he will relish the prospect of taking injury-hit Tottenham to Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend. Despite a growing injury list, the Australian is not about to ditch his possession-based, front-foot tactics any time soon, despite a seemingly daunting visit to last season's treble-winners.
Manchester City is expected to have John Stones fit to start after making a midweek return from injury off the bench. Mateo Kovacic is also back fit to bolster Pep Guardiola's options, while Kevin de Bruyne remains out. Spurs suffered another blow last weekend with Rodrigo Bentancur set to miss another significant period of football with an ankle injury. Yves Bissouma and Cristian Romero are back available after suspension in much-needed good news for Ange Postecoglou, who remains without Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, and Richarlison.
The match is set to kick off at 4:30 pm GMT on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage on the channels from 4 pm GMT. Subscribers can stream the action via Sky Go. For those traveling abroad, a VPN might be needed to unblock the streaming app.
Manchester City will be looking to return to winning ways following their draw against Liverpool, while for Spurs, who have lost their last three matches after a high-flying start, it is an important chance to lay down a marker in the race for a Champions League spot.