The Premier League is set to come back with a bang this weekend, and on a weekend of huge fixtures there are few bigger than Manchester City v Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite both club's relatively low standing in the Premier League - Spurs sit in 7th with Manchester City one place behind them - so far this season, both will be near the top come the end of the campaign and will look at this game as the perfect opportunity to kick-start a winning run in the build-up to Christmas.
Tottenham go into the game without Christian Eriksen, who will be out for a month after he picked up an ankle injury on international duty with Denmark.
Danny Rose has returned to training but the game may come to soon for the full-back, while both Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli are available for selection. Vlad Chiriches suffered a broken cheekbone before the international break and is unlikely to start.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany remains sidelined along with David Silva, who picked up a calf injury before the international break.
Both teams go into the game on the back of 1-0 defeats against clubs from the north-east.
Manchester City predicted line-up: Joe Hart, Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic, Martin Demichelis, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri, James Milner, Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo
Tottenham predicted line-up: Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Walker, Sandro, Paulinho, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lewis Holtby, Andros Townsend, Roberto Soldado
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