Manchester City have been handed a major lifeline in advance of Sunday's game against title rivals Spurs. Vincent Kompnay and David Silva should return to action for the Blues. Bacary Sagna and the oft-injured Fabian Delph however appear to be losing their races with fitness for the Sunday clash.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini addressed the injury situation on Friday:
"It's not a decisive game but a very important game - after we play for another 36 points," said Pellegrini, who is without Bacary Sagna and Fabian Delph. "For our team, it's important to try to return to the top of the table. Two or three teams are in front of us in this moment so we must try to reclaim the points. "We'll see what the starting XI is tomorrow - we're not just thinking about one player and one game, we're involved in a lot of competitions. Maybe we have a lot of criticism when we don't play well but I'm happy with the squad over the whole season.
"You've seen Kompany play for so many years I don't have to say what qualities he brings, he's one of the best defenders in the league."