Both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have made significant changes to their teams that started in the midweek, for their weekend clash at the Etihad.
Manchester City have made three changes to the team that started in their Champions League encounter on Wednesday, for their game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Two of the alterations come in defence, with Pep Guardiola recalling John Stones to the lineup, in place of club captain Vincent Kompany. At left-back, Oleksandr Zinchenko is passed fit to feature from the kick off. The Ukrainian replaces Benjamin Mendy.
Phil Foden starts in the middle of the park, replacing David Silva. Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan feature again, meaning Fernandinho has to contend with a bench role once more. No changes in attack, with Guardiola sticking with the trio of Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
📋 How we line-up for #MCITOT…
XI | Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero (C)
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 20, 2019
Tottenham have also made a number of changes to the team after the midweek’s pulsating clash against Manchester City. Paulo Gazzaniga comes into the lineup in goal, replacing first-choice keeper Hugo Lloris. Mauricio Pochettino has opted for a three-man backline comprising of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Juan Foyth gets a start in an unnatural position as the right-sided wing-back, while Ben Davies replaces Danny Rose on the other side. Eric Dier has been passed fit to start and replaces Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park, partnering Christian Eriksen.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2019
Dele Alli slots in as the advanced attacking midfielder, with Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura rounding up the Spurs attack.