The only all-big six matchup of this weekend’s Premier League slate is Manchester City visiting Tottenham Hotspur. So of course, it is slotted into the Sunday matinee position.
City really cannot afford to drop too many more points, if they’re serious about retaining their league title this season, and Tottenham can’t afford a whole lot of Ls and Ds if they want to stay in the top four for next season.
Man City at Tottenham FYIs
Kick: Sun Feb 5, 4:30pm, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK
Team News: Man City Tottenham
Starting XI Predictions: Man City Tottenham
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Google Result Probability: Man City 55% Draw 23% Tottenham 22%
PL Form: Man City WWLWD Tottenham WLLWL
PL Standing: Man City 2nd, 45 pts Tottenham 5th 36 pts
Man City Team News
Pep Guardiola met the media today to preview the match, and the team fitness situation is good news, bad news. We’ll do the bad news first, central defender John Stones will miss about three weeks to a month, with a hamstring injury.
“Unfortunately, a lot of games,” Pep responded when asked about how much time Stones will be sidelined. The news is much better on a different England star, forward Phil Foden. He’s recovered from his foot injury.
“Yes, I think so,” Guardiola answered when quizzed about the 22-year-old’s availability this weekend.
“He has trained well these last two days.”
Other than that, everyone else is good to go.
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