EPL: Are You Ready For Tottenham Vs Man City?
Apart from the sad death of the owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh on Saturday, the English Premier League returned after the international break with a bang.
The concluding scenes for match-day 10 would be at Wembley where Tottenham will host the champions, Manchester City.
NFL game on Sunday night or not, bumpy pitch or not; it's time for football. All other excuses will be listened to after the match has been won or lost or drawn.
What you should know:
1. The Managers Are Talking; Listen
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “I think for me they are the best team today in England. The quality of the club, the players, the coaching staff and Pep (Guardiola) of course, make them a very difficult opponent.
“It will be an exciting game and it’s always good to have a good experience against them. You can win or lose, but we’re excited to face them.”
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): “These are important. I don’t know what’s happened in the past but it’s true that the strong teams are making a lot of points, they are not dropping points easily.
“That’s why maybe the games against the contenders are becoming so important. We’ve started with three games away against them. That’s why it is so important to take those points.”
2. Who Is In, Who Is OutDele Alli has returned to training after missing the last four games but Pochettino might not risk him against the Citizens.
Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) miss out.
The visitors are still without Ilkay Gundogan, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury, but Fabian Delph is in contention after recovering from a knock.
Former Spurs player Kyle Walker, who featured as a late substitute at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, has overcome a groin problem and Danilo could also be available after an ankle injury.
3. Starting XI
Barring any last minute injuries or tactical changes by both managers - the team sheets are quite predictable.
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Lucas, Eriksen, Kane
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero.
Perhaps an away win for the champions? Let's wait and see.