City v Spurs Starting XI
The fact that Spurs and City have the best squads, with the exception of Chelsea of course, in the Premiership got me thinking about who has the better squad between the two new rising powers of English football.
After expressive starts both sides have been forced into fielding more disciplined teams and slightly blunted attacks as the likes of Wolves, Stoke and Birmingham have not allowed them to play their preferred expansive football.
City fans would like nothing more than to see their best players Robinho, Tevez, Ireland, Adebayor and Wright-Phillips in the same team, but in the harsh battle grounds of the the Premier League it just isn't feasible.
Tonight however both managers could be forgiven for thinking that their opponents will play in their traditional open way.
With Shaun Wright Phillips and Nigel De Jong neither a hundred percent fit will Hughes go for it and play the aforementioned or will he as usual take the more cautious approach?
Which stars do you think would get into a starting XI made up from both clubs?
Given or Gomez
Richards, Zabaleta or Corluka, Hutton
Bridge, Silvinho or Assou-Ekotto - Bale
Toure, Lescott, Kompany, Onouha or King, Woodgate, Bassong, Dawson
De Jong, Barry, Kompany or Palacios, Jenas
Ireland, Modric, Johnson, Huddlestone
Robinho, Bellemy, Petrov, Kranjcar, Bentley
Lennon, Wright-Phillips, Bentley, Bellemy, Tevez, Weiss
Adebayor, Santa Cruz or Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Tevez, Bellemy or Defoe, Keane
Hughes or Rednapp
In my humble opinion the best XI would be:
Given, Corluka, Toure, Woodgate(fit), Bridge, De Jong, Modric, Lennon, Robinho, Tevez, Adebayor
Gomez, Lescott, Richards, Barry, Defoe, Ireland
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