Manchester City v Tottenham team news: Yaya Toure on the bench for City while Roberto Soldado starts for Spurs

Frank Lampard starts in six City changes, Federico Fazio makes debut for Spurs

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Yaya Toure starts from the bench for Manchester City’s early kick-off match against Tottenham at the Etihad, while Roberto Soldado starts for Spurs.

Manuel Pellegrini is again being cautious with Toure, as the Ivory Coast midfielder drops out of the team with Frank Lampard and Fernando starting in midfield.

Edin Dzeko and Fernandinho also drop out while there is no place at all for Pablo Zabaleta in six changes for the home side.

City beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Villla Park last time out.

Soldado comes in for his first league start of the campaign with Emmanuel Adebayor, an injury doubt pre-match, dropping out.

Federico Fazio makes his Premier League debut for Spurs at centre-back while Ryan Mason continues to claim a starting role.

Spurs make three changes from their 1-0 win over Southampton in their last game with Erik Dier also coming in for Kyle Naughton.

Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli have both overcame injury doubts to start.

Here’s how the teams line-up this lunchtime…

Manchester City: Hart, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany (C), Sagna, Milner, Lampard, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Kolarov, Boyata, Toure, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Dzeko

Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul (c), Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Soldado

Subs: Vorm, Vertonghen, Dembele, Stambouli, Townsend, Adebayor, Kane

Ref: Jonathan Moss

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