Tottenham XI vs Man City: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today

Tottenham XI vs Man City: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today

Tottenham's injury crisis got worse ahead of their trip to Manchester City, with Rodrigo Bentancur ruled out of action.

Ange Postecoglou is without ten first-team players for today's visit to Manchester City, nine to injuries plus the suspended Cristian Romero, who serves the last of a three-match ban. Richarlison is a surprise inclusion on the bench.


Yves Bissouma is available again after suspension but Pape Matar Sarr remains out with a slight hamstring strain.

The big question for Postecoglou is whether to restore Eric Dier and/or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to the XI, or stick with Emerson Royal at centre-half, Dejan Kulusevski at No8 and Bryan Gil in the front three. He goes with the altter.

Asked if he had to restore Dier to the team to add an aerial presence to Spurs' back line, Postecoglou suggested he would stick with the same back four which faced Villa.

"No. I thought it was one aspect where we struggled last week, around set-pieces. To be fair, Villa are very good at them," Postecoglou replied.

"Overall I thought our defending was actually quite good. We were disappointed with the second goal, more than the first goal. Not just the back four, but defensively, we were really passive in that five to ten minute spell which we paid a price for. That’s more of a collective thing.

"They haven’t grown – they are all the same height as last week. We tried to feed them some different stuff but we’ll go with that."

Confirmed team news

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Kovacic, Grealish, Gomez, Bobb, Lewis

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Emerson, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Lo Celso; Johnson, Kulusevski, Gil; Son

Subs: Forster, Donley, Santiago, Dorrington, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Veliz, Austin, Richarlison

Suspended: Romero

Time and date: 4.30pm GMT, Sunday December 3, 2023

Venue: Etihad Stadium

TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports