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Man City v Spurs starting line-ups


TEAM NEWS @MCFC: Hart, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany (C), Sagna, Milner, Lampard, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Aguero


SUBS NEWS @MCFC: Caballero, Kolarov, Boyata, Toure, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Dzeko


#THFC team: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul (c), Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Soldado #COYS


#THFC subs: Vorm, Vertonghen, Dembele, Stambouli, Townsend, Adebayor, Kane. #COYS


Pellegrini unconcerned about Ebola threat

Pellegrini and Toure have no concerns about the Ebola outbreak. Credit: PA

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over players such as Yaya Toure visiting West Africa despite the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Toure returned from the Ivory Coast on Thursday after having played against the DR Congo in an African Nations Cup qualifier.

The venue for next year's finals is in major doubt, however, after the proposed host country, Morocco, raised fears about the Ebola outbreak.

No, really we are not concerned about it.

Yaya is not concerned either. I suppose he is sure about that problem - I don't think he will have any problems.

I don't know if he was screened, but for the moment he's okay.

– Manuel Pellegrini

Tottenham wait on Lloris and Chadli for Man City trip

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Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. Credit: PA

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of Tottenham's trip to Manchester City after being forced out of France duty with a thigh injury.

Belgium midfielder Nacer Chadli (hip) will also be given a chance to prove his fitness, while striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Nabil Bentaleb will be assessed on their returns from international duty.

Defenders Kyle Naughton (ankle) and Kyle Walker (abdominal surgery) remain absentees.

Provisional Spurs squad: Lloris, Vorm, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dier, Kaboul, Fazio, Capoue, Stambouli, Paulinho, Dembele, Mason, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lennon, Townsend, Chadli, Lamela, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.

Kaboul: Tottenham must prove capability at Man City

Younes Kaboul. Credit: PA

Younes Kaboul has told Tottenham to prove their worth against Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Spurs lost 6-0 and 5-1 to City last season amid a number of heavy defeats to the top teams.

But Mauricio Pochettino's side are unbeaten away from home this season, including a 1-1 draw at Arsenal, and hope to surprise City at the Etihad Stadium.

We can't wait for this match, we want to go there and play our game. We need to repeat the same performance as we produced against Arsenal.

In these big games we need to do something to show everyone what we are capable of.

– Younes Kaboul


Manchester City without Mangala for Spurs showdown

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Eliaquim Mangala. Credit: PA

Eliaquim Mangala is set to miss Manchester City's home match against Tottenham with a thigh injury.

The defender was an unused substitute for France in midweek and should be fit for City's Champions League match in Moscow on Tuesday.

All the other City players are fit apart from Samir Nasri, who is still recovering from groin surgery.

Provisional City squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Silva, Navas, Milner, Lampard, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Aguero, Jovetic, Dzeko.

Lampard surprised by Man City start

Frank Lampard admits to a sense of disbelief at his sensational start to his loan spell at Manchester City which saw the former England midfielder voted as the club's player of the month.

If somebody had said I would be voted player of the month by the fans in my first full month playing I would have had difficulty believing them.

To beat James Milner and David Silva is really flattering and especially James, who has had a fantastic start to the season and is someone who doesn't always get the plaudits he deserves - though I've found that's not the case with City fans who are very appreciative of him and what he brings to the team.

I think my goals probably edged it but Milly deserves a big shout out as well.

– Frank Lampard speaking to

Kompany has no injury concerns

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has calmed worries about his fitness.

The defender limped out of Belgium's win over Andorra on Friday in the 56th minute and had strapping on his leg.

All is well. Before the game I informed the coach of a few glitches. He decided to spare me and bring me off.

We did everything we needed to.

In a game like this we must not underestimate the opponent. I am hoping the win will have a good impact on the goal difference.

I am very positive and satisfied with the result and the performance of the team.

– Vincent Kompany speaking to RTBF
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