• Kevin de Bruyne will miss Manchester City's visit to Tottenham due to injury.
  • Eric Dier and Danny Rose likely to return to Tottenham starting XI.

Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday (2 October).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 2.15pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One at 10.30pm BST.


The two top teams in the Premier League table take on each other at White Hart Lane on Sunday as both teams look to preserve their unbeaten starts to the season. Tottenham are in form going into the game after having won their last four games in all competitions and Mauricio Pochettino will hope that his team continues their momentum.

The Argentine manager has a good record against Pep Guardiola from their days as the managers of Espanyol and Barcelona respectively. The former got the better of the Manchester City manager in their two encounters with a draw and a win for Espanyol. Pochettino will also have the services of Eric Dier and Danny Rose after the duo returned to training ahead of the clash against the league leaders.

Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero
Kevin de Bruyne is not available for the Tottenham clash after picking up a knee injury Getty

Similarly, the Etihad Stadium outfit are also in good form and have a 100% win record in the Premier League thus far this campaign, and are unbeaten in all competitions as well. Guardiola's impact has been evident right from the start of the season especially in terms of style of play that is being employed. The Spanish manager, however, will be without Kevin de Bruyne, which will be a big blow as the Belgian had started the season in fine form with two goals and five assists in six games. Sergio Aguero is available and he has also been in fine goal scoring form which has seen him notch up 11 goals in just seven games in all competitions.

The north London club have a slightly better record in terms of goals conceded (Tottenham-3, Man City-5) thus far, while City have outscored their Sunday's opponents 18 goals to 10.

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "Maybe we are a little behind them but our expectation in the long term is to compete with all the big clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool.

"We are building a new stadium, we have an unbelievable training ground and we want to set the principles to be a big, big club. Our spirit and ambition is to be one of the biggest in the world, but you need time and a normal process.

Pep Guardiola [on Tottenham and Pochettino]: I think he's one of the best managers in the world - I enjoy watching Tottenham. He's doing an amazing job... the way they play I like a lot - they're aggressive and have a lot of quality. They're proactive, not reactive. There are many teams who wait to see what you do and then react - they [Spurs] don't wait to see what they're going to do. They want to create their own game. That's why I like them."

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Tottenham Win: 2
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Manchester City Win: 7/5

Team news


Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dier; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Janssen.

Manchester City

Possible XI: Bravo; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Fernando; Silva, Gundogan, Sane; Aguero