Manchester City are well-oiled machine that have begun the new Premier League season in search of a third consecutive top-flight title and put down a marker in their first fixture by beating West Ham away 5-0.
They are the outstanding club in English football right now, but Tottenham are one of the teams capable of challenging them on their day and had some intriguing battles with them last season.
Spurs were narrowly beaten 1-0 in both league fixtures to Manchester City during the last campaign, while the pair also met in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side won the first leg 1-0 and went through via away goals after losing 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium in a crazy encounter.
The main hero for Spurs in the European fixtures was attacker Heung-Min Son, as he annihilated the Manchester City backline with his pace, trickery and majro goal threat.
Son scored the only goal in the home leg, before netting two vital away strikes inside the opening 10 minutes of the second leg.
But the 27-year-old is available on Saturday when Spurs travel to Manchester City for the second game of the 2019/20 Premier League season.
The North London club kicked off their campaign by beating Aston Villa 3-1, but now have to travel to the reigning champions in a very tough test.
Son is ruled out of the opening two games this season with suspension, which is a massive loss to the team’s attack.
He is a versatile attacker that is so dangerous as a winger or centre-forward and is someone that the Manchester City defence surely fear.
Spurs fortunately do have Harry Kane and Lucas Moura to pose a threat, so it could be up the latter to replicate Son’s role with a high press and lots of energy.
But there is no doubting that the absence of Son may give Spurs’ opponents a small psychological edge.