While three points are up for grabs, local bragging rights offer major incentives too. Manchester City have no shortage of matchwinners themselves. Recent meetings reaffirm the entertainment this bitter rivalry produces. Allowing City's midfield maestro space to dictate play could prove decisive.
Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur renew hostilities as their latest gripping encounter moves into view. Conte will have his players focused and fired up to challenge City in their own backyard. Shutting him down could define City's afternoon.
Equally, neutralizing Kevin De Bruyne's midfield mastery will be imperative to Spurs' gameplan. Out wide, Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo also pose constant threats Tottenham must negate. Nullifying his influence in midfield could be decisive.
Who could forget their Champions League quarter-final in 2019, full of late goals and a 4-4 aggregate scoreline? But manager Antonio Conte has imbued newfound resilience into this Spurs side. With an atmosphere amplified by famously fervent home support, few opponents survive unscathed.