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Chris Sutton thinks Son will score against Manchester City this weekend
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Chris Sutton thinks Son will score against Manchester City this weekend

Chris Sutton has told BBC Sport that he thinks Son Heung-min will score against Manchester City on Saturday, as he predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will get a point from their trip to the Etihad Stadium.

It has been a frustrating start to the campaign for Son. It now seems some time ago that he was winning the Premier League Golden Boot alongside Mohamed Salah.

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The South Korean is yet to open his account this season. And there now seems to be a debate regarding whether he should keep his place for Saturday’s clash with City.

Dejan Kulusevski has been brilliant since his move. Meanwhile, Richarlison staked his claim with two goals in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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It would be a brave call to leave Son on the bench. And it seems that Sutton believes that Antonio Conte will be rewarded if he keeps faith with the forward – though he did suggest that he does not see them winning against the champions.

“I’m expecting another extremely open game on Saturday because City never change the way they play, but with a different result because I just can’t see Erling Haaland being outshone by Harry Kane or Son Heung-min,” he told BBC Sport, as he predicted a 3-3 scoreline.

“I think Son will get off the mark this season – he is in my Fantasy team, you see – but I also have to back Haaland to score, and City won’t end up empty-handed this time.”

Sutton thinks Son will score against Manchester City

Son is in the perfect surroundings while he waits that first goal of the campaign. The quality Tottenham now have means that there is less pressure on the 30-year-old.

But it is also now easy to forget that Harry Kane used to receive all sorts of bizarre criticism for tending to go through dry spells in August in previous years.

Kane has always come good whenever he has had a slow start. So it should come as no surprise if Son finds his shooting boots just as some start to consider writing him off.

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