There is no doubt what the headliner fixture is this week in the Premier League- Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester City. Not only is it the lone all-big six matchup this weekend, it’s also a clash between the two English sides that took care of business in the UEFA Champions League this week.
The other pair of English clubs both suffered a total disaster in midweek European play, making it clear that City and Spurs are on a level right now, in overall quality, higher than Liverpool and Chelsea.
Tottenham at Manchester City FYIs
Kick Off: Saturday, September 10 at 5:30 pm, Etihad Stadium
Man City Preview Material: Team News Starting XI Prediction
Google Result Probability: Manchester City 70% Draw 17% Tottenham 13%
PL Position, Form Guide: Man City 2nd, 14pts WDWWD Spurs 3rd, 14pts DWWDW
Pep Guardiola has some selection issues in the back. They should adjust accordingly thus fine, but whenever you’re going against Harry Kane, and in form Richarlison, with a short-handed, weakened defense, well this could be a major issue.
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