Manchester City welcome Tottenham to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) with Spurs eager for revenge.
Last season they were smashed 6-0 and 5-1 by Man City but Mauricio Pochettino’s men are stronger defensively and shutout Southampton to win their last outing. City are second after two straight wins and four games unbeaten but Manuel Pellegrini’s men have one eye on their Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow next week.
In team news City start with Frank Lampard and Yaya Toure is on the bench after a busy week of international travel. Spurs have Emmanuel Adebayor on the bench
Manchester City: Hart, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany, Sagna, Milner, Lampard, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Kolarov, Boyata, Toure, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Dzeko.
Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Soldado. Subs: Vorm, Vertonghen, Dembele, Stambouli, Townsend, Adebayor, Kane