Spurs arrive in second, with a strong belief that they could finally challenge for the Premier League title. The impressive Mauricio Pochettino has largely eradicated their inconsistencies, and they will provide a huge threat to City, who have looked vulnerable defensively for much of the season. "Like I said last week, it's not a decisive game but a very important game—afterwards we play for another 36 points, " Pellegrini told reporters on Friday. "For our team, it's important to try to return to the top of the table.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho, Toure; Sterling, Silva, AgueroThe journalist asked: "Manuel, how will you be spending Valentine's Day? " 😂😏 #mcfc https://t. co/Zx9X2GqChC — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) February 12, 2016TottenhamPochettino is without Jan Vertonghen and Clinton Njie but has a largely fit squad available to him. Spurs (from): Lloris, McGee, Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Dier, Rose, Trippier, Walker, Wimmer, Alli, Bentaleb, Carroll, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Mason, Onomah, Son, Winks, Kane. Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; KaneNo excuses... #COYS pic.