Manchester City have a slight upper hand as we look at the best predicted starting 11 and key details for their match vs Tottenham Hotspur for EPL 2022.
After 6 game weeks and 60 matches in the competition, Man City and Spurs are having leveled at 14 points each. However, City are in 2nd place based on their better goal difference as compared to Spurs. Whoever will win this fixture will climb to the top of the table momentarily as the current table toppers Arsenal shall play their fixture next day.
Manchester City, uncharacteristically, have already dropped 4 points with draws against Newcastle United and Aston Villa. Such results show the quality of the Premier league. It states the obvious that none of the matches can be taken for granted in a competition like the English Premier League.
Spurs are already looking a better team since the arrival of Antonio Conte last season. With a clear game plan and better coordination among players, Spurs are definitely the team to beat this season. Golden boot winner of last season, Son still has to announce himself this season, but this is little to no worries for Conte, whose other guns like Kane, Højbjerg, and Kulusevski are well blazing.
Though every win in competition gives 3 points, to get them against the other so-called big 6 rivals definitely values more as it shows the authority over the direct competition for the title as well as for a top-four finish. So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the history, squad, and predicted starting 11 for the Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspurs match of EPL 2022.
There is nothing to choose between the two teams if we look at overall records. Even if we consider only the last five years’ premier league stats, then also both are almost evenly poised with City having 6 wins and Spurs having 4 wins.
Games Played: 167 // Manchester City won: 65 // Spurs won: 66 // Draw: 36
League Type: English Premier League (GW7)
Match Type: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
When: September 10, 10 pm IST (4.30 pm GMT)
Manchester City Squad:
Goalkeepers: Stefan Ortega Moreno, Ederson, Scott Carson
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Gomez, Manuel Akanji
Midfielders: Kalvin Phillips, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer
Forwards: Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Current Form (Recent first): D W W
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Fraser Forster, Brandon Austin
Defenders: Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Emerson Royal, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, Japhet Tanganga
Midfielders: Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski, Ivan Perisic, Pape Matar Sarr, Harvey White, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur
Forwards: Richarlison, Harry Kane, Bryan Gil, Lucas Moura
Manager: Antonio Conte
Current Form (Recent first): W D W
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
EPL 2022-23: Manchester City vs Tottenham Predicted Starting 11 for Manchester City
Manchester City played their previous match on Tuesday night, so player fatigue will not be an issue. Pep generally does not tinker too much with the defense line which is further validated by this season’s premier league fixtures so far. Ederson will start in front of the post with defensive duties assigned to Cancelo, Stones, Dias and Walker.
Choosing mid-field might be tricky with a lot of options available. But we expect Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, and Foden to start the proceedings. Haaland is in form of his life as he never looked like he doesn’t belong to the Premier league. With two hat tricks under his belt and 10 goals already in PL, he would be a force to reckon.
Defence: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo
Midfield: Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Phil Foden
Attack: Erling Haaland
EPL 2022-23: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Starting 11 for Tottenham
Spurs have got one day less for recovery as compared to City as they played their last match on Wednesday. However, they didn’t have to travel like their opponents who played an away Champions League game in Spain.
Conte is not known to bring many changes in his starting 11. But with injuries to Lucas Maura and Bryan Gil, he is not having many options upfront. However, who needs many options when you have Harry Kane in your ranks, who recently surpassed Andrew Cole to become the 3rd highest Premier League scorer of all time.
Captain Hugo Lloris along with experienced Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez are sure starters. Ben Davies and Emerson Royal are expected to share the defensive duties with them. New signing of 33 years old Ivan Perisic brings his experience to the midfield. Son is arguably the best midfielder of the premier league, and he needs no affirmation to be in starting 11. Elsewhere Yves Bissouma along with defensive midfielder Højbjerg should also start the game.
As far as attacking options are considered, there is little to discuss with Harry Kane and another new signing from Everton, Richarlison selecting themselves in starting 11. We expect Dejan Kulusevski to come as the first change in place of Richarlison after an hour mark.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defence: Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, Emerson Royal
Midfield: Heung-Min Son, Højbjerg, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic
Attack: Richarlison, Harry Kane,
EPL 2022-23: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Fantasy 11
We are expecting a few goals from both sides, and that is the reason we are not giving too much importance to clean-sheet options and playing with three defenders. Each of them is a great attacking threat as well and may earn some points with some assists or goals originating from a set piece.
We have chosen mid-fielders who are playmakers, and will decide the course of the game. To have Heung Min Son and De Bruyne in a fantasy team is a no-brainer as both of them are seasoned and proven fantasy options. Phil Foden may prove handy with his pace. Hojbjerg with his ability to be at right place during corners and set pieces is our fourth midfielder.
Ahh, look at this attacking line of Kane and Haaland which is surely a delight to every premier league manager. Richarlison who almost scored his first goal for the spurs in the last match will surely look to open his account this time.
With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders Heung-Min Son, Kevin De Bruyne, Hojbjerg, Phil Foden
Forwards: Harry Kane, Richarlison, Erling Haaland
CVC Choice: Erling Haaland, Harry Kane
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