Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City preview: Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero searching for goals as Kevin De Bruyne hopes to impress

Manchester City's record signing will be given a chance to impress

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It’s a big game for…

Harry Kane: Don't say the words 'second season syndrome' too loudly at White Hart Lane. Last year's hotshot Harry Kane may hear and he needs all the reassurance in front of goal that he can get. The 22-year-old is still yet to notch a league goal this season, despite hitting two for his country. It's not a major concern, though. Not just yet. Nor is Sergio Aguero's form, although he could do with a goal too.

Best stat…

54.8: The number of minutes it takes, on avergae, for Sergio Aguero to score against Tottenham Hotspur.

Remember when…

A pre-Mansour Manchester City produced one of their most exhilarating modern-day comebacks.

Player to watch…

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City's record signing is settling in well. The Belgium international opened his account against West Ham United before adding another in the Capital One Cup against Sunderland, putting in a Man of the Match performance in the process. The game's other new acquisition from the Bundesliga, Son Heung-Min, will also be one to keep an eye on.

Past three-meetings…

Tottenham 0 Man City 1 (Aguero)
Premier League, May 2015

Man City 4 (Aguero 4) Tottenham 1 (Eriksen)
Premier League, October 2014

Tottenham 1 (Capoue) Manchester City 5 (Aguero, Toure, Dzeko, Jovetic, Kompany)
Premier League, January 2014

Form guide…

Tottenham: LDDDWWW

Man City: WWWWWL

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 12:45pm

TV: Live on BT Sport, highlights on BBC1