TOTTENHAM VS MANCHESTER CITY PREVIEW 
DATE : 14TH APRIL, 2018
TIME : 07:45 PM
VENUE :WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON 
REFEREE :JONATHAN MOSS

Tottenham will square up against Manchester city on Saturday. Spurs seek to inflict a fourth straight defeat on Manchester City when they meet on Saturday evening. After back to back defeat in the hands of Liverpool over two leg in the UCL and a defeat to their city rivals, Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino's side can take another step towards qualification for the Champions League, while Pep Guardiola's City have had a week to forget as they were knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool on Tuesday. However, Pep Guardiola's men will look to bounce back this weekend. They (city) are still 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and beat Spurs 4-1 last time they met.
Spurs have not lost in the league since that defeat in December and manager Mauricio Pochettino says City have set the benchmark this season.
"We need to be consistent during the whole season and be the best team like Manchester City is doing today. We need to show ourselves that we can compete.
"In football in 90 minutes you can win or lose, but we need to be more consistent through the whole season in result and performance because you need to be consistent if you are going to win."
Tottenham start the weekend in fourth place in the Premier League and with a 10-point lead over fifth-placed Chelsea.
They have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions and have won their last two home league games against Man City.
Spurs need just three more wins to confirm qualification for the Champions League, while City blew an opportunity to win the Premier League last weekend, throwing away a 2-0 lead against Manchester United to lose 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium .
A win against Spurs would not see City confirmed as champions, but a victory and a defeat for United against West Brom would be enough.


Team news
Toby Alderweireld is fit to play but he has yet to return to the squad, with rumors continue to link him out of the club. Kyle Walker-Peters and Harry Winks also remains on the sidelines. 
Eric Dier was given a rest against Stoke , with Victor Wanyama returning to the starting XI, while Danny Rose and Serge Aurier are in contention again after playing against the Potters last week. 
  Elsewhere, Harry Kane will lead the line, while Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen - who are all in excellent form - are set to support the English Man. 
 John Stones is a major doubt for the  encounter with an adductor strain, while Benjamin Mendy may be fit enough to return to the bench, after overcoming a serious ACL knee injury.

Opta Stats 
City have only won one of their last five Premier League games against Spurs (D1  L3), though it was in the reverse fixture in December.
This will be the third Premier League game to kick-off at this time on a Saturday, after Southampton 4-0 Arsenal (26/12/2015) and Leicester 2-2 Manchester United (23/12/2017).
Manchester City are 'in uncharted waters' after losing three consecutive matches, Shaun Goater told Premier League Daily
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games (W11 D3); they last had a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight between January-August 1967 (20 games).
City are looking to avoid back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since December 2016.
Only Alan Shearer (14), Wayne Rooney (11) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (11) have scored more Premier League goals against Spurs than Sergio Aguero has (10). However, the Argentine hasn't scored in any of his last five against them.
Tottenham have won their last two home league games against Man City. They last had a longer run against them between 2005 and 2009 (6).
Manchester City have only won one of their last five Premier League games against Spurs (D1 L3), though it was in the reverse fixture in December (4-1).
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games (W11 D3); they last had a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight between January-August 1967 (20 games).
Manchester City are looking to avoid back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since December 2016.
Christian Eriksen has scored in three consecutive games in all competitions for Spurs for the first time since joining them, with the Dane netting five goals in total in that run.
Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in 27 goals for Spurs in all competitions this season (18 goals, 9 assists) – 22 of these have come at Wembley, more than any other player for the club in 2017-18

PROBABLE LINE UP 
TOTTENHAM XI: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Veroghten, Davies, Dembele, Dier, Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane. 
MANCHESTER CITY XI : Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte,Fernadinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero.