Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane claiming the goal from Christian Eriksen in last Saturday's Premier League win over Stoke City was legitimate.

"We have already shown we are ready to compete".

But Pep Guardiola has since seen his side lose an alarming three on the bounce. City are an unstoppable attacking unit and they moved one win closer to the title, but they could've easily won by five or six on Saturday.

As for Manchester City, despite an almost-unassailable lead at the summit of the table, still need a positive result against a Tottenham Hotspur side who are chasing a top three finish.

"Teams in the bottom half, they still have a lot of qualities and they can hurt you at any time, but they're more likely to sit off and close the gaps in between the lines so it's a lot more hard for a No 10 to get on the ball and create chances".

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He said: "It is not about one result that we are going to show that we are ready or not ready".

Two assists also came in a 3-0 win for the Blues, making the game Salah's best performance for Chelsea.

This puts him just four behind the league's leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah who has scored 29 so far in his debut Premier League season with Liverpool.

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When Chelsea eased their way to last season's title by a clear seven points, few could have expected manager Antonio Conte's second season to pan out so uneventfully. No Liverpool player has hit the 40-goal mark in a season since Ian Rush in 1986-87.

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They held firm under probing Tottenham pressure early in the second half before Sterling rescued his latest scattergun showing in front of goal with a game-sealing strike in the 72nd minute.

But it is undeniable that the 26-year-old is feeling the heat after a long season and the losers could be Belgium in the World Cup.

Ilkay Gundogan has been charged with the task of covering Fernandinho's absence for Manchester City against Tottenham. In their must-win match against Liverpool, their defenders had a disgusting night where their mistakes cost them the game.

There was no sign of City's recent troubles as they immediately found their groove and could have led with only three minutes on the clock.

"So are Spurs good enough to extend that miserable run?"

Tottenham hope it'll exclusively be a short-term hurt to Rose, who's being monitored by Manchester United.

Danny Rose is injured for Spurs.

This is the standout fixture of the weekend and it is being played in the ideal time-slot.

Harry Kane and Aguero, I said before, they are strikers that play number nine. However, it is hard to see the visitors losing their fourth successive match considering the quality they possess.

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