Saturday, September 15
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
TV: Highlights, BBC1 Match of the Day.
Stoke City (Possible, 4-4-2): Begovic; Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross,
Wilson; Kightly, Cameron, Adam, Etherington; Walters, Crouch.
Out: Sidibe (groin).
Tests: Ness (groin).
Manchester City (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott,
Kolarov; Y Touré, Javi Garcia; Nasri, Balotelli, Milner; Tévez.
Out: Richards (ankle).
Tests: Agüero (knee), Barry (groin).
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Matches 1, R0 Y2).
Betting: Home 19-5, Away 3-4, Draw 13-5.
Michael Owen is among several new Stoke signings hoping to make their debuts against Manchester City.
Former England striker Owen, who joined last week having previously been a free agent, says he is fit to play and will be assessed by manager Tony Pulis, while Steven Nzonzi and Maurice Edu could also feature.
Fellow midfielder and transfer deadline day arrival Charlie Adam is the most likely of the newcomers to start after making his bow as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at Wigan on September 1.
Winger Matthew Etherington and defender Andy Wilkinson, recently injured with a hamstring problem and concussion respectively, could be back in the team, but midfielder Jamie Ness (groin) will not be available.
And Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero could return from a knee injury at the Britannia Stadium.
Fellow forward Mario Balotelli is clear to play after undergoing minor eye surgery during the international break but midfielder Gareth Barry is not yet fully fit and defender Micah Richards remains sidelined.
Defenders Maicon and Matija Nastastic, midfielder Javi Garcia and winger Scott Sinclair - all deadline-day signings last month - could play some part.
Roberto Mancini begins a testing week with a visit to the Potteries, with games against Real Madrid and Arsenal also expected to prove a challenge to even Manchester City's vast resources.
The urbane Italian lost his cool at the Britannia Stadium last season after a bad-tempered 1-1 draw, lit up by Peter Crouch's stupendous volley, and Tony Pulis has never lost a Premier League game to City on his own turf.
Expect another feisty encounter.
Stat of the game: The last three games between these teams at the Britannia Stadium have ended in 1-1 draws.
John Percy’s prediction: Stoke City 1 Manchester City 1.