MANCHESTER- On Saturday, Pep’s Manchester City will host in-form Tottenham Hotspur as the top 4 race is beginning to heat up even more with only 3 points between the two teams.
Spurs go into the game this weekend winning their last 7 games in all competitions, winning comfortably last weekend 4-0 against West Brom.
Pochettino will be looking for a strong game from his defence after conceding only 3 goals in their impressive winning run.
While Man City have been very leaky at the back coming off a 4-0 thrashing at Goodison Park against Everton, where John Stones and Claudio Bravo got a lot of stick for their performances.
Pep’s side have won 4 of their last 6 games across all competitions, but have conceded 7 goals in those 6 games, which will be a worry for Pep since Spurs have back-to-back 4-1 away wins in their last 6 games.
The hosts will be without Fernandinho who is serving a suspension, while Gundogan, and Kompany are all sidelined. Gabriel will be available for selection after completing his move from Paleirmas. Spurs will be missing a key defender with Vertonghen picking up an injury in last weeks win, while Lamela is still out.
Last time the two sides met was in October at White Hart Lane when it ended 2-0 for Spurs. Dele Alli who is in the form of his life, was on the score sheet that day. Harry Kane is coming into the game in great goal scoring form with 6 goals in his last 7 games.
The top 6 is getting intense and a win is vital for both sides and their hopes for Champions League football next season.
Kickoff is at 12:30pm EST.