Manchester City’s Pep talk: Dismayed with his side’s form after West Brom draw, Guardiola went back to basics as Spaniard highlights role of Fernandinho in Premier League leaders’ turnaround

The City boss – who faces old foe Jose Mourinho when Tottenham travel to the Etihad Stadium – pinpointed the influence of his captain, Fernandinho, and tactical tweaks before Christmas.