Tottenham’s title credentials face a radical examination when it hosts Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City because the Premier League returns on Saturday after the worldwide break.
Spurs are only a level behind early pace-setter Leicester, however solely three factors separate the highest six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa additionally having the possibility to say prime spot for a number of hours not less than after they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively.
Packed winter schedule
With the worldwide fixtures of the 12 months finished, a gruelling winter schedule of membership soccer awaits for England’s top-flight with 9 rounds of league matches earlier than January 2.
Defending champion Liverpool is already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp’s squad has been ravaged by harm, together with Mohamed Salah testing constructive, forward of Leicester’s journey to Anfield.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are are unbeaten in seven league video games, with the type of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min elevating hope they might win the league for the primary time in 60 years.
Guardiola may have each Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero to select from for the primary time this season, whereas Ferran Torres is filled with confidence after a hat-trick towards Germany in Spain’s large win.
Manchester United, which has not gained at dwelling for six matches, takes on West Brom.