Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 1:39pm

Carabao Cup Finalists Manchester City travel to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham looking to close the gap on table toppers Liverpool

Manchester City will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Manchester United against Tottenham this Sunday.

City fell to a 1-0 home defeat to their City rivals in their Carabao Cup Semi-Final second-leg but still reached the final after winning 3-2 across both legs.

City find themselves 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool going into this weekend after the Reds defeated West Ham 2-0 at The London Stadium. Goals from Mo Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain extended their winning run to 15 consecutive league games which leaves City with a mountain to climb.

Tottenham Hotspur have slowly started to climb up the league table since José Mourinho's arrival. The North London side find themselves in 6th spot, just six-points off Chelsea who occupy the last Champions League spot. Spurs can't afford to keep letting Chelsea off the hook- they have won just once from their last four league games. 

Both sides will want to come out on top in this fixture but the emphasis is on Spurs as the home side.

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane (Thigh muscle), Ben Davies (Ankle) and Moussa Sissoko (Knee) are all long-term injuries for Mourinho whilst new signing Steven Bergwijn could be thrown in for his debut since arriving from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven.

Manchester City

Leroy Sane is the only player who can't be selected as he remains sidelined with an ACL injury he picked up in August 2019.

Several players including Fernandinho, who recently signed a one-year contract extension, is doubtful for this game along with defenders Alymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy. Mendy has not featured in any of City's last three games whilst fellow Frenchman Laporte has missed the last two fixtures as City manage his injury. 


More from Love Sport Exclusives