Manchester Metropolis’s seek for a fourth Premier League title in 5 years begins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s males tackle Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs.
City haven’t gained at Spurs’ non secular dwelling since 2015, solely triumphing on their travels throughout their spell at Wembley. They’ve misplaced all three video games on the membership’s new billion pound stadium with out scoring a objective.
Because the Harry Kane saga rumbles on, how will Guardiola arrange his facet for his or her journey to north London? Let’s take a look…
Zack Steffen (GK) – Ederson rejoined the Man Metropolis camp just lately after a summer time away with Brazil, however Guardiola might stand by deputy Steffen.
Joao Cancelo (RB) – Actually introduced himself as one of many Premier League’s main full-backs final season. Kyle Walker’s late arrival will spare him from boos from Spurs followers.
Ruben Dias (CB) – Revolutionised Metropolis’s defence since his arrival from Benfica. Will probably be trying to put a disappointing summer time with Portugal behind him.
Nathan Ake (CB) – Has typically been one of many gamers linked with a transfer to Spurs as a part of a potential Kane deal. Wants a giant efficiency after freely giving a penalty within the Group Protect.
Benjamin Mendy (LB) – Fallen manner down the pecking order in current seasons, however must be afforded a begin right here.
Fernandinho (DM) – The membership captain nonetheless has loads to offer regardless of turning 36 this 12 months.
Rodri (CM) – After a testing first season in England, Rodri has began to take a look at dwelling in Metropolis’s midfield.
Ilkay Gundogan (CM) – Coming off the again of his greatest particular person season after scoring 17 targets in all competitions – together with 13 in simply 28 Premier League video games.
Riyad Mahrez (RW) – Considered one of a number of big-name Metropolis gamers who’s sad with their enjoying time, however is anticipated to characteristic from the off on Sunday.
Ferran Torres (CF) – With Gabriel Jesus solely returning to coaching in current days, it seems prefer it’s time for the Spaniard to step right into a central function as soon as extra. Ferrando Torres, anybody?
Jack Grealish (LW) – England’s first £100m man is in line for his full debut on the membership he was near becoming a member of a couple of years in the past.