Fantasy Football: EPL Week 35 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have served a match to remember for decades when they clashed in the Champions League this midweek. They clash once again in the Premier League at the Etihad in a match that could influence the title race and the top-four race in the English Premier League.

City need a win to stay above Liverpool and keep them away in the tight title race, while Spurs need a win to stay ahead of competition in the top-four race. A win or even a draw will have greater consequence not just for the two sides involved, but for the other top-five sides as well.

Manchester City Preview

With his side now out of Europe, manager Pep Guardiola will concentrate on City annexing the Premier League title. With so much at stake, despite the gut-wrenching emotion of losing the Champions League quarter-final, City should pick the pieces up.

The schedule is a bit tough on City, who have a trip to Old Trafford to take on local rivals Manchester United yet to come. The Citizens have made sure they scored the first goal at home and have 18 first 15-minute goals at home itself. Keep an eye on that stat!

Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Spurs will be overcome with joy and emotion after making it to the semis of the Champions League. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino knows all too well that his season could unravel very soon if they can’t hold on to their top-four place.

They are currently struggling with injuries and the squad depth of the visitors is not as good as that of their hosts. That might play against them, but expect the Spurs to give a tough fight since their season could depend on finishing in the top-four of the Premier League.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Raheem Sterling almost won the match for City in the Champions League, but for an off-side goal. He already has 23 goals in 45 matches this season and is looking the real deal.

Son Heung-Min led the Spurs with a brace this midweek and is in sensational form this season. In the absence of Harry Kane, he has stepped up and should relish adding to his Premier League tally of 12 goals and 6 assists.

Kevin de Bruyne has five assists in his last two matches and that should be an indicator of how good a playmaker he is! Having missed most of the season with injuries, the Belgian will look to make his mark on the title race.

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Probable XIs

Manchester City: 1 Ederson 2 Walker 3 Laporte 4 Stones 5 Delph 6 de Bruyne 7 Fernandinho 8 David Silva 9 Sterling 10 Jesus 11 Sane

Tottenham Hotspur: 1 Lloris 2 Trippier 3 Foyth 4 Sanchez 5 Vertonghen 6 Wanyama 7 Dier 8 Eriksen 9 Alli 10 Moura 11 Heung-Min