Tottenham go into this fixture looking to correct a woeful recent record against current league leaders Manchester City, who themselves are hoping to bounce back from a first defeat of the season last weekend.
Spurs have lost the last four fixtures against City – conceding 16 goals in the process – and went out of the Capital One Cup in midweek after a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the North London derby at White Hart Lane.
It’s not all doom and gloom for the Tottenham faithful, however, as they have won their last two league matches and have not conceded a Premier League goal in over a month.
Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are likely to return to the back four after being rested for the cup tie against the Gunners, but Spurs are still without Ryan Mason, Mousa Dembele and Nabil Bentaleb.
Man City cruised to victory in their first five league fixtures, but were brought back down to earth by West Ham last weekend. The 2-1 defeat saw City concede their first goals of the season and their lead at the top was cut to two points as a result.
Captain Vincent Kompany and midfielder Samir Nasri are both available again for the visitors, but they will be without David Silva – who picked up his injury in the warm-up last weekend – as well as Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy, Wilfried Bony and Fabian Delph.
Sergio Aguero has been a thorn in Tottenham’s side ever since arriving in England; the Argentine has scored 10 goals in seven matches against Spurs at an average of one every 54.8 minutes.
League Position: Tottenham – 9th, 9pts; Man City – 1st, 15pts
Last Meeting: Tottenham 0-1 Man City – May 3, 2015
Form: Tottenham – LDDDWW; Man City – WWWWWL
Key Men: Tottenham – Christian Eriksen; Man City – Kevin De Bruyne
Shoot Says: Tottenham 1-2 Man City