The league leaders could be boosted by the return of leading scorer Sergio Aguero for Saturday's match, as he has recovered from a broken rib quicker than expected.
The Argentine suffered the injury when the taxi he was travelling in veered off the road and collided with a post during a break in Amsterdam ahead of his worldwide commitments with Argentina.
When looking back on the day of his accident, Aguero said: "When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain".
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Yogi also likely to visit another poll-bound state in Himachal Pradesh, ahead of the assembly elections due on 9 Nov, this year. A senior BJP leader said that " Yogi Adityanath will visit Gujarat several times to the run-up to the election".
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The pots are provisional as there are six teams yet to be decided by playoffs, and three African finalists to be confirmed. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
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I'm sure I will reply. "Then there are big teams, like us, who sign when we can and who we can". "It's a sad comment". Pochettino was, of course, referring to City's 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on September 30.
Kane got back on track the following weekend with another double as Tottenham ran out 3-2 winners at West Ham United before adding two more goals in their 4-0 demolition of promoted Huddersfield Town on September 30.
Aguero and Jesus have developed a formidable partnership at the Etihad, with the former scoring seven goals in eight games, while the latter has found the net five teams in nine appearances in all competitions.
Following criticism over his decision to go overseas in the days building up to City's important fixture against Chelsea, Aguero defended his actions and revealed he could return to the first team against Stoke City this weekend at the Etihad.