Manchester City Vs Tottenham : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

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Date :Saturday 15th April
Time: 12:30pm
Stadium Etihad
Referee Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:
Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is not without any of his first-choice players, with Claudio Bravo the only one not available due to a lack of match fitness. Fernandinho is a doubt and will be assessed ahead of the match. But, the Brazilian is crucial to City’s gameplay and should start, even if not 100%.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is now fit and should come in for Fabian Delph at left-back, with the Englishman not performing at the desired level for a while now. Zinchenko could have an enticing test at hand against Lucas Moura. The rest of the back four should consist of ball-playing defenders Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Kyle Walker.

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne will be responsible for providing the creative impetus on Wednesday. The forward line should see some changes, with Raheem Sterling the only constant. The Englishman has been in blazing form and should retain his place.

Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus though, should come into the starting eleven, with Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane making space in attack.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Sterling

Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino is riddled with injury concerns but none bigger than Harry Kane. Dele Alli has a broken hand but could start with a cast, with Pochettino aware of the magnitude of the fixture. Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Eric Lamela are on the injury list alongside Kane.

Fernando Llorente and Harry Winks are doubtful as well, which means Pochettino doesn’t have a lot to pick and choose from on Wednesday. The backline though, is the only place where Pochettino can field a first-choice lineup, with Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen sitting in front of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making up the defensive line.

Moussa Sissoko and Winks should be the central midfielders, with Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies tasked with providing width against Manchester City. Without Kane, Son Heung-min will start upfront, with Alli and Christian Eriksen expected to play behind the South Korean international.

Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Davies; Eriksen, Alli; Son

Key Stats
1. Tottenham have failed to lodge a clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions at the Etihad, but kept one in the first leg in this tie.

2. No team has been able to keep a clean sheet against Manchester City at the Etihad this season in all competitions.

3. Manchester City have won 12 games on the trot at home in all competitions.

4. Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in 9 of the aforementioned 12 games.

5. Son Heung-min has 2 goals and an assist in the last three games for Tottenham in all competitions.