[Image] Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to Man City – Can Mourinho outclass Guardiola?


Predicted Tottenham XI to face Manchester City in the Premier League

It is Tottenham versus Manchester City as the Premier League resumes after the international break. We have our first blockbuster clash as two managerial rivals take each other on. While Mourinho will be happy with where his club is this season, the same cannot be said about Guardiola.

Spurs were on a three-game winning streak prior to the international break. Even City were starting to gather some good momentum. The clash will be an exciting fixture no doubt and both teams will want three points for their own reasons.

Team News

Matt Doherty tested positive for COVID so he will remain in self isolation. Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Japhet Tanganga could still miss the game as they are close to recovering from their respective injuries. Other than that, Mourinho will have most of his squad to choose from.

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ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM – OCTOBER 29: Steven Bergwijn of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in action during the UEFA Europa League Group J stage match between Royal Antwerp and Tottenham Hotspur at Bosuilstadion on October 29, 2020 in Antwerpen, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Hugo Lloris. (GK)

The French custodian had a good international break with a few games in and will be raring to go.

Sergio Reguilon (LB)

Should keep his place as he has cemented his grip on the position.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

Alderweireld remains Spurs’ most reliable centre-back and should get the nod.

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England’s midfielder Eric Dier heads the ball ahead of the UEFA Nations League group A2 football match between England and Iceland at Wembley stadium in north London on November 18, 2020. (Photo by IAN WALTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Eric Dier (CB)

Slowly settling into his new role, Dier has been doing decently for club as well as country.

Serge Aurier (RB)

With Doherty out for at least two weeks, Aurier looks set to play there for the time being.

Moussa Sissoko (DM)

The Frenchman comes with bags of energy and his running will be of vital importance.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DM)

The former Southampton man will have the most important job of keeping Kevin De Bruyne quiet throughout the game.

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Tanguy Ndombele during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Tanguy Ndombele (CAM)

Will be tasked with providing some creativity in the final third as well as creating midfield overloads.

Lucas Moura (RW)

While Bale would have a good shout for this game, Lucas gets the nod ahead.

Heung-Min Son (LW)

The prolific South Korean will be vital to Spurs’ chances in the final third and will be hoping to add to his tally.

Harry Kane (ST)

Harry Kane has essentially become a playmaker for the club this season with assists left, right and centre.