Date: 16th December 2009 at 2:19pm
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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?

Goalkeeper

Given or Gomez

Rightback

Richards, Zabaleta or Corluka, Hutton

Left back

Bridge, Silvinho or Assou-Ekotto – Bale

Central defence

Toure, Lescott, Kompany, Onouha or King, Woodgate, Bassong, Dawson

Defensive midfield

De Jong, Barry, Kompany or Palacios, Jenas

Atacking midfield

Ireland, Modric, Johnson, Huddlestone

Wide left

Robinho, Bellemy, Petrov, Kranjcar, Bentley

Wide tight

Lennon, Wright-Phillips, Bentley, Bellemy, Tevez, Weiss

Upfront

Adebayor, Santa Cruz or Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Tevez, Bellemy or Defoe, Keane

Manager

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

Bench

Gomez, Lescott, Richards, Barry, Defoe, Ireland

Thoughts?

 

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