Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tottenham and Manchester City go head to head in London in the Premier League derby. Spurs are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the English top flight, and a victory over Man City could see them overtake Leicester City in top position in the standings. Ndombele should recover in time to face the Citizens, while Lamela remains on the sidelines. Pep Guardiola’s men, on the other hand, have yet to find their best form.
The title-chasing side have already dropped too many points in the 2020/21 season, and, as a result, they occupy 10th place in the table ahead of the trip to London. Kun Aguero is likely to miss the game with injury, as well as Fernandinho, while Netherlands defender Ake has recovered from the injury he suffered a in a friendly against Spain. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Achraf Lazaar):
Achraf Lazaar was born in Casablanca, Morocco on January 22, 1992, but he moved to Italy with his parents in 2003. The left-footed footballer began his youth career at Raja Casablanca and he joined Varese’s youth academy in 2009.
Lazaar made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He made 37 league appearances for Varese, but he did not find the net during his spell at the Stadio Franco Ossola outfit. In January 2014 he signed a contract with Palermo and he has been playing for the Sicilian outfit ever since.Lazaar plays as a left back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left back as well. Seeing that he was unable to play for Italy, the Palermo footballer decided to represent Morocco on the international stage. He made his Morocco debut on 23 may, 2014 in a friendly against Mozambique. Morocco recorded a routine 4-0 win over Mozambique back then. Achraf Lazaar has a contract with Palermo which expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.