Spurs are the latest team to face the unenviable task of stopping Pep Guardiola's unrelenting Man City side.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could point to his side's success in stopping Chelsea's 13-match winning run last season for inspiration. As well as his side's 2-0 win last term in the corresponding fixture.
But with 49 goals so far this season and only 10 conceded, City are a much more formidable foe than the title-winning Chelsea side.
Spurs have not won away in four games, but have strung together two wins in their past two games at home.
|PLAYER||% MINS PLD||GLS||AST.|
|0||0||0 / 0|
|0||7||0 / 0|
|0||1||4 / 0|
|0||1||5 / 1|
|2||3||1 / 0|
|5||5||0 / 0|
|0||0||2 / 0|
|0||1||1 / 0|
|7||6||1 / 0|
|8||3||0 / 0|
|18||3||3 / 0|
|Totals||40||30||17 / 1|
|LINE-UP COMBINED RECORD|
|LAST MATCH - 9 Dec 2017|
5 - 1
|1 - 0|
|2 - 0|
|3 - 0|
|4 - 0|
|5 - 0|
|5 - 1|
|TOTAL PREMIER LEAGUE EXPERIENCE|
Spurs will be encouraged by the fact that centre-back Jan Vertonghen avoided suspension by avoiding a fifth yellow card in the midweek win against Brighton.
With Toby Alderweireld injured and Davinson Sanchez serving the last game of his three-match ban Tottenham would have been left severely short at the back.
Eric Dier will partner Vertonghen in the middle of a back four. Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier will likely return in their full-back roles, with Danny Rose and Serge Aurier dropping to the bench.
Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele should return after both being rested against Brighton. Erik Lamela and Mousa Sissoko will drop out as a result.
Victor Wanyama remains injured and won't play any part.
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