Tottenham travel to face runaway league leaders Man City as Antonio Conte looks to reverse his side’s losing slump.
Last weekend’s home defeat to Wolves made it three league defeats in a row for Spurs, which is the first time since 2004/05 that they have endured multiple three-match losing runs in the same Premier League campaign.
Conte’s side currently occupy eighth place and they will be keen to avoid the gap growing further with defeat in Manchester this weekend.
Here’s how Tottenham could line up.
Hugo Lloris (GK) – Made a couple of howlers last weekend that he will be keen to make amends for.
Davinson Sanchez (CB) – Has never quite convinced with his performances in a Spurs shirt, but Eric Dier’s absence should see the Colombian retain his place.
Cristian Romero (CB) – Even amid Spurs’ defensive woes this season the former Atalanta man has looked assured.
Ben Davies (LB) – His ability in possession makes him a good fit in this Spurs three-man backline, but his defensive awareness requires fine-tuning.
Emerson Royal (RWB) – Matt Doherty is yet to impress in Spurs colours, which means Royal is likely to return to the side.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – An excellent addition from Juventus last month, although Conte will need to define his best role.
Harry Winks (CM) – One of the big beneficiaries of Conte’s appointment, with his range of passing proving vital for Spurs.
Ryan Sessegnon (LWB) – Hooked after just 28 minutes in the defeat to Wolves last time out.
Dejan Kulusevski (RW) – Has looked bright in his Spurs appearances so far and he could be rewarded with a starting berth this weekend.
Harry Kane (ST) – Looks revitalised under Conte, but his goal return this season still leaves much to be desired.
Son Heung-min (LW) – Boasts an impressive goalscoring record against Man City, which included that memorable brace in the Champions League quarter-final second leg in 2019.