Ahead of another tasty-looking top-flight fixture between Tottenham and Manchester City our news.Ladbrokes team have decreed a potential combined XI of the two sides would contain a profound bias of players from the 19/20 title favourites.
Tim Sherwood may have set the Tottenham table turning in a positive direction with four straight Premier League wins, but that doesn’t stop Spurs being labelled the 16/5 outsiders to beat City, even though the game is at their own gaff.
That impressive haul of 16 points from 18 available also fails to prevent Sherwood’s current crop from flying a Spurs flag the size of a postage stamp in this latest starting line-up.
Proceedings actually start well for Tottenham with their near ever present stopper Hugo Lloris getting the unanimous nod between the sticks.
However, from there everything goes downhill faster than a celebrity in a bobsleigh as far as Tottenham representation goes.
Cultured Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen slots in seamlessly next to compatriot and City skipper Vincent Kompany, but that’s where it ends.
Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov are deemed more proficient and better attacking full-backs than Kyle Walker and Danny Rose to complete the back four.
In the engine room, City’s marauder-in-chief, Yaya Toure, would bully his way into every midfield in the land with a goals tally of 14 already this term, while his ice-cool team-mate Fernandinho offers the perfect balance next to him.
Spurs midfield enforcer Sandro was perhaps a little unlucky to lose out to the Brazilian though.
Out wide is one area where Tottenham fans may feel a little hard done by, with the undoubted talents of Andros Townsend and Christian Eriksen missing out to the silky skills of Samir Nasri, and lock-picker extraordinaire David Silva.
Meanwhile, arguably the deadliest duo in the Premier League of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo are released to do the damage up front.
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