Manchester City will be looking to prevent Tottenham from continuing their hot streak in the Premier League.
Matchday 9 of the Premier League will see Manchester City travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with both sides hoping to continue their fight for the Premier League title.
Tottenham will look to prove they should be considered a legitimate title contender, following their hard-earned win against West Bromwich Albion in the previous matchday. City will also be looking for a win following their draw with the current champions Liverpool.
Tottenham’s threatening form
Mourinho’s Tottenham side will be aiming to continue their great run domestically, sitting second on the table. Tottenham currently have the longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League after collecting points in their last seven games.
Tottenham’s terrific form has been aided by the forward partnership of striker Harry Kane and winger Heung-min Son, who have so far combined for 15 league goals and 10 assists. Son’s efforts were rewarded earlier in the week, being awarded as the Premier League’s player of the month for October.
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Tottenham’s star duo will be looking to continue their scoring form against a City defence that has only managed two clean sheets so far this season.
City’s potential Spanish spark
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City’s summer signing of Spanish winger Ferran Torres could potentially be a game-changer for the former champions. The 20-year-old picked up a hat-trick in his countries 6-0 drubbing of Germany in the mid-week Nation’s League fixture.
Torres has become a constant starter for City after gaining Guardiola’s trust on the right-wing. Showing glimpses of his ability going forward, Torres has yet been unable to display the same scoring impact as he did midweek. Remaining goalless in the League despite picking up one assist.
However, Torres looks perfectly placed to develop further under Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s system.
Fellow teammate and Spanish International Rodri has also become a constant starter for City. The defensive midfielder has been in great form this season for club and country and has the fifth most completed passes in the League.
A win for Tottenham would see them obtain the top spot on the Premier League table, but City will be hoping to stop Tottenham’s outstanding domestic form, with the Manchester side currently sitting 12th on the Premier League table.