We have both Spurs and Manchester City’s injury news ahead of tonight’s Premier League fixture in the big smoke. Plus, we take a look at the latest woeful Wembley Stadium pitch (various angle) images.
Monday 29 October 2018
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Kick-off – 8 pm
Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Matthew Wilkes
Fourth official: Andre Marriner
Depending on the source – central defender Jan Vertonghen is missing with either a hamstring or thigh injury. Either way the 31-year-old Belgian international is thought to be out until the middle of December.
Spurs striker Vincent Janssen (foot) is also out for a similar length of time.
Victor Wanyama (hamstring), Danny Rose (groin) should be given the green light while Dele Alli has recovered but will probably start on the bench.
Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala remain unavailable with longer-term injuries while Fabian Delph has returned to training following a lengthy layoff.
IIkay Gundogan and Danilo are significant doubts while Kevin De Bruyne could make his first Premier League start of the season after coming on as a sub against Shakhtar Donetsk six days ago.
Woeful Wembley Stadium Pitch (Various Angle) Images
Playing an NFL game between Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars on the Wembley pitch 24 hours before a vital Premier League fixture has left the grass looking tired and tattered. Oh well, the state of the turf will be the same for both, and so the lads will have to get on with it.
The grounds people are working on sorting out the state of the Wembley pitch which, as you can tell in this video, is really worn down after three #NFL London games in three weeks. #THFC #MCFC pic.twitter.com/2TQgxi9I47
— Vaishali Bhardwaj (@VaiBhardwaj) October 28, 2018
— J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) October 28, 2018
There are some who are trying to see the funny side.
JUST IN: Pitch inspection at Wembley taking place right now. pic.twitter.com/HZNZs28Zrp
— UrbanSpaceman (@conal_fitz) October 29, 2018
The Wembley pitch looking well ahead of Spurs vs. Man City tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Lka4aNH7ra
— Coral (@Coral) October 28, 2018
— Paul ???? (@HartharePaul) October 28, 2018
— Gordon Hindle ???? (@ghindle1) October 28, 2018
Wembley’s pitch tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/1ekPqViFIN
— Spencer Lad (@Spencer_MCFC) October 28, 2018
Come on CITY!