The impressive Mauricio Pochettino has largely eradicated their inconsistencies, and they will provide a huge threat to City, who have looked vulnerable defensively for much of the season. "Like I said last week, it's not a decisive game but a very important game—afterwards we play for another 36 points, " Pellegrini told reporters on Friday. "For our team, it's important to try to return to the top of the table. Two or three teams are in front of us in this moment so we must try to reclaim the points. "City have a superb home record against Tottenham, winning their last five against the North London side, and have scored 10 in the last two of those games—a 6-0 win in Pellegrini's debut campaign and a 4-1 victory last season.
He shown some inconsistency, which is expected from a youngster, but in terms of raw attributes, Sterling has everything he needs to go and become a top-class performer. When he hits top form, there are few better young attacking players in the Premier League. Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty ImagesTottenham: Harry KaneHarry Kane's breakthrough season was, in the opinion of some, a one-off.
He scored 31 goals in 51 games last season and became an England regular. It was a sensational campaign that saw his stock rise rapidly. He's continued it this season, scoring 18 in 33. But it isn't just goals he specialises in. Kane has a varied style, capable of influencing the game both inside and outside the area. He has a wonderful touch, great vision and intelligence, and he can create for others.
Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Team News, Live Stream, TV Info, Ticket NewsADRIAN DENNIS/Getty ImagesManchester City are badly in need of three points when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad on Sunday. Manuel Pellegrini’s were well beaten last weekend by Leicester City and find themselves fourth in the table, six points adrift of top spot. Defeat to Tottenham would put their title chances in serious doubt. Spurs arrive in second, with a strong belief that they could finally challenge for the Premier League title.