·18 January 2023
·18 January 2023
Tottenham will aim to bounce back from defeat in the north London derby when they visit Manchester City on Thursday night.
Spurs threw in a limp performance as Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table, with City needing to beat Antonio Conte's side to reduce the gap between the top two.
Tottenham, however, need points quickly if they are to get themselves back in the hunt for Champions League qualification with a top four finish.
GK: Hugo Lloris - Another high profile mistake from Lloris got Spurs off to the worst possible start on Sunday. A similar nervy display here would not go down well.
CB: Cristian Romero - Has been off the pace since returning from the World Cup, picking up two yellow cards in three games.
CB: Eric Dier - A consistent feature in Tottenham's defence but was wasteful with his passing against Arsenal.
CB: Ben Davies - Clement Lenglet's lack of defensive skills have been exploited by the Premier League's top sides this year which should gift Davies a route back into the side.
RWB: Matt Doherty - Has combined well with Kulusevski previously and Spurs will want more creativity from that right hand side during this year's run in.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - Is enjoying his joint-best goalscoring season in senior football, though Tottenham need more than Hojbjerg's five goals in central midfield.
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur - The Uruguayan has been sorely missed in central midfield and should replace Pape Matar Sarr for Thursday's trip to the Etihad.
LWB: Ivan Perisic - Conte may elect for the more streetwise Perisic over 22-year-old Sessegnon at left wing back. The Croatian is yet to net his first Spurs goal.
RW: Dejan Kulusevski - Came back into the starting XI against Arsenal but could only show glimmers of his quality. Scored his first Tottenham goal in this fixture last season.
ST: Harry Kane - Kane's future is being brought into question again with Spurs in a rut, with Bayern Munich still keen on the England striker. Is behind only Erling Haaland (21) with his 15 league goals this season.
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