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Manchester City travel to Wembley Stadium to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in a bid to bounce back from the midweek disappointment of Champions League exit.
Pep Guardiola’s men were dumped out of Europe in a staggering fashion by Liverpool, while they missed a glorious chance last weekend to lift the Premier League title after losing 3-2 against cross-town rivals Manchester United at the Etihad.
While City will sooner than later wrap up the league title, they face an in-form Spurs side on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino will eye three vital points as Spurs look to solidify their place in the top-four.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a combined XI featuring players from both sides.
Lloris has been good this season but Ederson has been immense in his debut campaign with City. The Brazilian has been one of City’s key players and he earns his spot in this line-up.
Walker has been a different beast since leaving Tottenham last summer. He has been an important figure in City’s defence and makes the cut here.
One of the reasons for City’s rock-solid defence this season is Otamendi’s rise. The Argentine has been a regular fixture in the City team and will have a major task up his sleeve in stopping the Lilywhites.
A leader and a pillar at the back for Spurs, Vertonghen has constantly dished out top performances this campaign.
Davies is not the quickest of left-backs but makes up for it with his game awareness and top positioning. He also makes some generous contributions to the attack and that makes him such an important player for his team.
Fernandinho has been immense for the Cityzens with his solid displays in the midfield. He has been a perfect man in a quick and dynamic City side that has ripped apart defences this season.
In a Manchester City team full of creative talent, De Bruyne is the pivotal figure who brings flair to the side. Arguably the best player this season, the Belgian has evolved into an all-rounder rather than a mere dynamic attacking midfielder under Guardiola.
Silva has been a shining light for Pep Guardiola’s side. His ability to link up the play in midfield, coupled with the cleverness to twist and turn past the defenders has made him such a joy to watch in the Premier League.
Sterling has been top-notch for Man City and the way he has played this season makes him an easy pick in the combined line-up.
Eriksen has been Tottenham’s most consistent player this season and will look to do some damage against City this weekend.
Kane has banged goals left, right and centre over the last few years and makes it to this line-up ahead of Sergio Aguero.