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Manchester City v Tottenham preview and possible lineups

We take a look ahead to Saturday evening’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City:

All-conquering Manchester City have not won any of their last four Premier League games against Tottenham (D1, L3), and they are likely to be without captain Vincent Kompany for this encounter.

The defender missed the midweek win at Swansea with a muscle problem, but the club have confirmed they are hopeful he can feature next week.

On a brighter note, former Spurs star Kyle Walker and Leroy Sane could return after being rested for the trip to The Liberty Stadium.

Tottenham:

Mauricio Pochettino’s side travel to face a City team who have won 15 straight league games.

“We’re going to play, for me, the best team today in Europe, not only in England,” Pochettino said.

“It’s not that we need to be brave – we need to behave like always, we need to think like always.

“Then it’s about playing and try to dominate and try to play in the way that sometimes you can. We’re going to play in a way that we believe we can win.”

Dele Alli, who was rested for the Wednesday’s win over Brighton, is expected to return for this heavyweight matchup, but Davinson Sanchez remains suspended.

Possible lineups:

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Mangala, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane.

Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Winks; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.

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