Back from the break. It's been two weeks since we had Tottenham Hotspur football, as the International Break gave Tottenham time to savor a needed 1-0 victory over Southampton before the break. The break had perils though, as Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli are now doubts to play after picking up knocks with their national teams. Could we see new goalkeeper arrival Michel Vorm get his first league start against one of the toughest offenses in the league?
In the way today is Manchester City, sitting second in the table behind Chelsea. The Citizens are still packed with fantastic attackers, as Sergio Aguero is having a superb season, along with having the likes of Edin Dzeko, David Silva, and Yaya Toure to support him. The defense may be a bit short though, as young centerback star Eliaquim Mangala will miss out with injury, likely forcing Martin Demichelis into the side. Can the Citizens rout a hungry Tottenham side at the Etihad?
As for the Prediction League, Michael Caley's correct prediction moved him into a tie for first. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League -- one point for a correct prediction and a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
This week's predictions:
Uncle Menno: Nope. 2-1 City
Kevin: City suck, 3-0 Spurs
Mechanick: Michel Vorm/Hugo Llloris comes in and puts in a goalkeeping clinic. Enough to draw 1-1 Draw
Ryan: I set fires to feel joy. 3-1 City.
Bryan A.: Adebayor continues to start, Christian Eriksen is bad again, and our fullbacks are probably all dead in a ditch somewhere. 4-0 City.
Ed: 2-0 City
Salmon Chase: We are due for a disaster against a top team. Like a big disaster. Like The Roosevelt's taking a spelling test level disaster. 5-1 City
Ben Daniels: Adebayor doesn't start and Harry Kane saves the day. 2-1 Hotspurs.
Dominic Wood: 1-0 Spurs. Football declared dead in wake of match.
Michael Caley: 3-1 City. Second toughest fixture of the season. I just hope we don't get killed.
Skipjack: 4-2 City. Optimism?
Brett Rainbow: TBD