Premier League: Man City host Spurs - build-upGot a TV Licence? You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law. Find out moreLive Reporting Emma SmithAll times stated are UKSpurs pay tribute to WalkesManchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)Tottenham have said they are "deeply saddened" following the news former player Anton Walkes has died aged 25. Walkes, who played for MLS club Charlotte FC, was involved in a boat crash near Miami on Wednesday, local media reported. Walkes came through the Tottenham youth teams and played once for the club, in a League Cup tie in 2016. He also played 66 times for Portsmouth. A chilly day in Manchester...
00 GMT)Chris SuttonBBC football expertI originally went for a 3-3 draw when this game was meant to be played in September, but I am definitely not saying that now. I know Manchester City have not been at their fluent best recently but they should still have too much for a Tottenham team who have put in some really disappointing performances. I think it's fair to say that Spurs boss Antonio Conte cuts an unhappy figure at the moment, and you could extend that kind of mood to the entire club - it is not a happy camp.
Bentancur and Richarlison to play? Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)Rodrigo Bentancur may feature for Tottenham after recovering from an injury sustained during the World Cup for Uruguay. Richarlison is also pushing for a start, after coming off the bench during the North London derby defeat to Arsenal. Copyright: Getty ImagesReturning stars for Man City? Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)Manchester City defenders John Stones and Ruben Dias have returned to training and are available tonight.
Kevin De Bruyne is also back in contention for Pep Guardiola's side following a personal issue. We will find out team news in around 10 minutes. Copyright: Getty ImagesWhy is this game being played tonight? Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)This is one of the Premier League games postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
City in poor formManchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)Manchester City could go three successive home league games without a win for just the second time under Pep Guardiola, previously doing so in 2016. They were stunned at home by Brentford in November, the final Premier League game before the World Cup, and drew 1-1 at home to Everton in their previous league fixture. Following defeats to Southampton in the League Cup and Manchester United last weekend, Guardiola's side need to find some form soon to avoid being left behind in the title race.
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20. 00 GMT)If you are heading to the Etihad tonight, wrap up warm. It is bitterly cold in the north west tonight. Manchester has been hit with bad weather over the last 24 hours, with Manchester Airport closed this morning due to snow on the runways. However, the snow has cleared and tonight's game will go ahead. Get InvolvedTweet #bbcfootballPeter: Have to say, that is City's strongest ever bench. Think we might need a few of them tonight. Dennis: Do Arsenal fans want Spurs to win tonight? SUTTON'S PREDICTIONManchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (20.
Tottenham beat City home and away last season, but that was when they were playing well. Conte's preferred style of play, to defend deep and break quickly, suits this game very well but, even if they get some joy and Harry Kane scores, City will still win. The defending champions are playing catch-up to Arsenal now, but we are only halfway through the season and things can change very quickly - I still think they will win the title despite being eight points behind. Sutton's prediction: 3-1You can read Chris' full predictions for the upcoming fixtures this weekend here.
In come Rico Lewis, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Julian Alvaraez, with Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden dropping to the bench. Manchester City XI: Ederson, Lewis, Ake, Stones, Akanji, Gundogan, Rodri, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland, Mahrez. Subs: Ortega, Laporte, Walker, Phillips, Dias, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden. Copyright:.