Tottenham vs. Man City
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick off: 7:45PM
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to Wembley in the Premier League as Mauricio Pochettino’s men aim to claim a third straight home win over the Sky Blues.
As for City, Pep Guardiola’s charges could wrap up the title with a victory against Spurs if results go their way, but the Citizens are coming into the game off the back of three straight defeats.
Pochettino’s side have been nothing short of fascinating for much of this campaign, taking their progressive approach into the Champions League and performing admirably against some of Europe’s contemporary greats.
A fourth-placed finish looks all but secure given the side’s 10-point gap over fifth-placed Chelsea, leaving Spurs just a couple of wins away from securing qualification for Europe’s elite competition next term.
Harry Kane will be heading into the contest hoping to further his challenge against Mohamed Salah for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, a battle that has been kept interesting after Kane was awarded Tottenham’s second goal at Stoke after an appeal.
Kane has 25 goals this season, compared to Salah’s 29, as the frontman bids to win a third successive top-scoring award.
Spurs welcome City having now won six Premier League fixtures on the bounce, while Pochettino’s men have also kept a clean sheet in four home matches in a row to bolster their Champions League chase.
In fact, Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 14 league games with 11 wins and three draws, which represents their joint-best run in the Premier League.
The club’s last longer run in a top-flight campaign came back in 1967 and lasted an impressive 20 matches.
Meanwhile, City are now just two wins away from claiming a third league title and Guardiola’s first for the club on their own terms, but events in recent weeks have just threatened to take the gloss off what has otherwise been a remarkable season for the Citizens.
The Sky Blues could actually wrap up the title with five games remaining with a win on Saturday night should Manchester United falter on Sunday.
That is certainly an achievement that cannot be overlooked, but the club’s European failures in the last two weeks will pose questions about City’s outlook on the continent next season.
Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dembele, Dier. Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
Man City possible XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Aguero, Sane.