It’s Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola this weekend as the Premier League returns with the bang.
Following the international break, the top-flight is back and Tottenham against Manchester City headlines this Saturday’s GameDay coverage on talkSPORT.
In-form Spurs beat West Brom in their last game before the international break and go into this weekend’s matches a point off the top of the table.
City, meanwhile, are down in tenth and drew with Liverpool before the break.
Tottenham claimed four points off City last season including an impressive 2-0 win in this fixture.
Mourinho and Guardiola have plenty of history and both will be eager to claim the bragging rights this weekend.
Tottenham v Man City: How to listen
This match will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 21.
Full coverage from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5pm.
Faye Carruthers will be your host before commentary from Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair.
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Tottenham v Man City: Team news
Tottenham will be without Matt Doherty who has contracted COVID-19 while on intentional duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Gareth Bale has said he was ‘concerned’ having hugged Doherty after Wales’ game with Ireland but he has since returned a negative test.
Erik Lamela is still out while Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn are doubts.
Raheem Sterling left England duty early is a doubt with a calf injury.
Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho are still out while Nathan Ake and Benjamin Mendy are doubtful.
Tottenham v Man City: Match stats and facts
- Tottenham won this exact fixture 2-0 last season, ending a run of six Premier League games without a win against Manchester City (D2 L4).
Only against Chelsea (26) have Manchester City lost more Premier League games than they have vs Tottenham (24).
- Tottenham have won both of their meetings with Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, last winning three home games in a row against the Citizens between 2005-2009 (a run of 6).
- Tottenham have only lost two of their 20 Premier League games against Man City when above them in the table (W15 D3), though this is the first such meeting since January 2017 (2-2).
- Following their opening weekend defeat against Everton, Tottenham are now on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (7 – W5 D2). Spurs are looking to win four consecutive league games for the first time since February 2019 under Mauricio Pochettino.
- Manchester City have scored 10 goals in their seven Premier League games this season, their fewest at this stage of a season since 2010-11 (9) and 17 fewer than they had after seven games last season. Indeed, the Citizens have scored exactly once in each of their last five Premier League games, having netted 16 in their previous five.
- This will be the 24th meeting in all competitions between Spurs boss José Mourinho and Man City’s Pep Guardiola – Mourinho’s 10 defeats in these games is more than he’s suffered against any other manager, while Guardiola has only beaten Manuel Pellegrini more often (12).
- Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been involved in 23 goals in just 14 games in all competitions this season (13 goals, 10 assists), at least eight more than any other Premier League player. Indeed, the next highest player on the list is teammate Son Heung-min (10 goals, 5 assists).
- Man City’s Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 11 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions (8 goals, 3 assists). The Brazilian has scored in each of his last three appearances for Man City, last scoring in four in a row in April 2018.
- Only against Newcastle (15) has Man City’s Sergio Agüero scored more Premier League goals than he has against Spurs (11). However, the Argentine has scored just once in his last nine against Tottenham, having scored 10 in his first seven against them.