The five key battles that will define Man City vs. Spurs

Undoubtedly the most intriguing encounter of the Premier League weekend, Manchester City vs Spurs is sure to be a fixture that captures the imagination of supporters and neutrals alike.

Both teams are vying for top four positions this season and both still harbour dreams of catching Chelsea at the top of the table.

Spurs are better placed to do that, seven points behind and in lethal form of late. Man City… not so much. Although just three points further behind, their inconsistency has been a real problem over the last six weeks and they’re in danger of dropping off the pace completely.

Both teams will be desperate for victory, Spurs to keep that winning run going and City to kick-start their 2017 and finally reach the potential they have under Pep Guardiola.

There’s massive talent in both squads and just about every player in both expected XIs are capable of a big performance on their day. Who are the key talents and where will this fixture be won?

Here are the FIVE key battles that will define Saturday’s encounter…