Tottenham vs Man City
Sunday’s late Premier League kick-off will see Tottenham and Manchester City go head-to-head.
With Liverpool now a staggering 19 points clear atop the Premier League table, City should really just be focused on earning a top-four spot this season.
That goal does seem extremely achievable for the Sky Blues, as they are currently 17 points clear of 5th place.
For Spurs, though, the battle for a Champions League spot will likely go down to the closing weeks of the campaign.
The Lilywhites will begin the weekend’s action 6th in the English top-flight, six points adrift of 4th placed Chelsea.
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Guardiola on Laporte
Ahead of the clash with Jose Mourinho’s side, Pep Guardiola held his latest press conference on Friday.
During the presser, the Spaniard provided an update on Aymeric Laporte.
The Frenchman returned from a sustained spell on the sidelines earlier this month, managing 78 minutes vs Sheffield United on January 21st.
However, Laporte, who has been a pivotal member of City’s backline since joining them in 2018, was then omitted from Man City’s matchday squads to face both Fulham and Manchester United.
But the City faithful shouldn’t be too concerned about Laporte’s absence, as Guardiola stated on Friday that the centre-back was fatigued, and he may be able to play against Spurs:
Laporte is okay, he had fatigue – he wasn’t injured. Maybe he can play against Spurs.
The Manchester City boss also gave a brief update on Leroy Sane:
Leroy Sane started to train and is doing really well – it’s nice to see him back.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 31, 2020