·3 February 2023
·3 February 2023
Tottenham and Manchester City will hope to take a massive step closer to their respective goals this season when they face off on Sunday.
Spurs are on the fringes of a top-four battle and would see their job complicated by defeat to a City side who cannot afford another slip-up if they are to maintain the pressure on Arsenal in the race for the Premier League title.
These two only met a few weeks ago in a re-arranged game from a previous postponement that ended with a 4-2 victory to City, who had to come from two goals down to secure their three points.
Here's all you need to know about this one.
Richarlison is expected to recover from injury to make the bench and offer cover for striker Harry Kane, who has shaken off the illness that kept him out of the FA Cup victory over Preston.
Lucas Moura and Pape Matar Sarr are both expected to be unavailable but their could be an immediate debut for January signing Pedro Porro, who was on the books at City before leaving permanently in 2022.
Spurs will also be led by assistant Cristian Stellini, who is filling in for Antonio Conte while the latter recovers from recent gallbladder surgery.
John Stones came off injured last time out and may not be ready to start just yet, while Phil Foden has been battling a foot issue which will likely restrict him to a spot on the bench even if he is declared fit.
There will be no Joao Cancelo, who is already assisting for Bayern Munich, but he was unlikely to start over former Spurs man Kyle Walker or young Rico Lewis even before leaving the club.
You never know what you're going to get from either of these sides. On any given day, their defences can be among the worst in the entire division, and just how potent their attacks want to be seems to change with each passing week,
As the latest meeting between these two showed, there could be plenty of goals between Spurs and City, but just who scores them will depend on which version of each side actually fancies turning up for this one.
City have come closer to consistency this season and they'll fancy themselves to come out on top of what could be a real thriller.
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