Pochettino perturbed by Spurs tunnel vision

The last 10 Premier League goals scored by Tottenham players have been netted by Harry Kane or Dele Alli (five each). Only three points are between the two sides, but they'll enter this match with slightly different moods: Spurs won 4-0 against West Brom last time out while City were on the wrong end of the same scoreline against Everton.

Tottenham boss Pochettino was used to living in the shadow of Guardiola when they managed in the same Spanish city at Espanyol and Barcelona.

More pain for Pep against in-form Spurs? Still, after last week's thrashing, Guardiola will have his side's full attention. It is interesting to note that reports are now linking City with moves for Spurs' full-backs Walker and Rose.

"They are brilliant. It is the third season there; they play how he wants". A win would give Pep Guardiola's side a huge boost of momentum in the Barclays Premier League title race. Since that first league meeting eight years ago, Guardiola has won the lot, over and over and over again.

"Now I don't know". That is a remarkably stable group - especially for a club like Spurs who have been periodically picked off for their best players by top clubs in the recent past.

The Blues host Hull at Stamford Bridge, and while Marco Silva's appointment has given the Tigers an extra spring in their step, it feels incredibly unlikely that they will get anything from this match.

1st ODI: Kohli starts picture-perfect, leads India to triumph
Pandya was called to the point position from the point boundary, Kohli said fine. "I was glad I was out there with him". The Men in Blue are themselves on a good run, having beaten New Zealand 3-2 in a five-match series a year ago .

Elsewhere, Erik Lamela also remains unavailable due to the hip problem that has kept him sidelined since October, but there are no other fresh injury concerns for Spurs ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to BBC Sport's 606 podcast after another entertaining weekend of Premier League action, former Arsenal striker Wright singled out Rose for special praise.

Liverpool, by contrast, with 49 goals, have the best attack in the league, so it seems there can only be one outcome in Saturday's early kick-off.

The men from London will go in search of three more points on Saturday as they look to stay in contact with leaders Chelsea. That could cost them the game and possibly end their title challenge for good this season. Of those, the table would suggest only Chelsea are better than Spurs.

For Pep Guardiola, this is not just a big one.

Life at Crystal Palace hasn't started well for Sam Allardyce, with some wondering whether his disastrous short reign as England manager has affected him. It may not be enough to take Spurs to the title, because of Chelsea's lead, but they should have an even better swing at it than they did previous year. Jose Mourinho's squad certainly have shown plenty of the right stuff during their impressive unbeaten run which leaves United just two points off fifth-placed Manchester City.


Popular
  • Aaron Rodgers's Dad Confirms They Are Not On Speaking Terms

    Aaron Rodgers's Dad Confirms They Are Not On Speaking Terms

    Prescott drove the Cowboys into position, setting up Dan Bailey for a 52-yarder to tie with 35 seconds remaining. Speaking with PEOPLE , Jordan previously revealed why he chose to make his family's drama with Aaron public.
    Tom Brady Reminds Us Just How Long He's Been Dominating The NFL

    Tom Brady Reminds Us Just How Long He's Been Dominating The NFL

    The Patriots rush defense has played very well , ranking 4th in run defense in DVOA and hasn't allowed a rushing TD since Week 8. But he threw more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (15), while completing just 59 percent of his passes.

    Alibaba Founder Ma Describes Trump Meeting As Very Productive

    The president-elect called it a 'great meeting'. " China and US relations should be strengthened and more friendly", he said. The job pledge comes amid tensions between China and the incoming United States administration over trade and Taiwan.
  • Warriors chase away demons with blowout of Cavs

    Warriors chase away demons with blowout of Cavs

    They'll host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday in Durant's second game against his old team and old pal Russell Westbrook. But Curry has since been involved in more pick-and-roll situations, which has helped him be significantly more aggressive.
    What's the story with Ben Affleck? 'Live by Night,' he hopes

    What's the story with Ben Affleck? 'Live by Night,' he hopes

    The episode airs later Tuesday (Jan. 10). "You cast the 14th lead in these movies and the Internet goes insane ", Affleck says. Although Affleck didn't get any answers write, he did name Swift's latest album, 1989.
    Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness Resigns

    Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness Resigns

    Ms Foster wanted to begin an investigation into the flawed renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme by the end of the week. McGuinness recently took a break from some of his duties because of an undisclosed illness.
  • Quinnipiac University medical students call for politicians to stop repeal of Obamacare

    Quinnipiac University medical students call for politicians to stop repeal of Obamacare

    We don't know how they plan to replace the ACA without pulling the rug out from under the mil-lions of people benefiting from it. After seven years, and almost 60 votes, Republicans in Congress are on the verge of killing Obamacare.
    Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

    Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

    There has been criticism about Microsoft's perceived heavy-handed data collection methods since Windows 10 was launched in 2015. Last month, we reported on the Windows Store forcing new drivers on you whenever they were available for a game you bought.
    Sen. Al Franken Obliterates Republicans For Having No Plan To Replace Obamacare

    Sen. Al Franken Obliterates Republicans For Having No Plan To Replace Obamacare

    The length of the transition period is one of the details Republican lawmakers want clarified before voting on the budget. Almost a million Ohioans now have insurance coverage related to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's Cabinet continue Thursday

    Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's Cabinet continue Thursday

    But Trump has said Pruitt will work to restore the EPA's essential mission of keeping air and water clean and safe. His opponents include Senate Democrats and green groups anxious about climate change, wildlife and pollution.
    Iraq confirms oil-output cut even as exports rise

    Iraq confirms oil-output cut even as exports rise

    EIA estimates that natural gas as a source of fuel in utility-scale electricity generation beat coal for the first time in 2016. It is up some 11 per cent since the November 30 Opec agreement , the first such cut in eight years.
    Steelers-Chiefs moved to Sunday primetime because of ice storm

    Steelers-Chiefs moved to Sunday primetime because of ice storm

    The forecast calls for ice to move into the area Friday, and persistent cold temperatures throughout Saturday and Sunday. If Bell comes close to that against the Chiefs and Pittsburgh takes care of the football on offense, it should win.

CONNECT