Stoke City’s tough start to the season gets no easier with a trip to fortress known as the Etihad Stadium and a date with unbeaten Manchester City (Watch live on NBCSN and online via Live Extra at 10am ET).
Bacary Sagna makes the lineup for City, who will start Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic up top.
Stoke will suit up Peter Crouch as the lone striker in a defense-first formation.
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kolarov, Kompany, Demichelis, Fernando, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Clichy, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Milner, Navas, Dzeko
Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, Nzonzi; Diouf, Walters, Moses; Crouch
Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Muniesa, Odemwingie, Arnautovic, Adam, Bojan