Manchester City looks to build an early lead in the title race as they host defending champions Chelsea at the Etihad live on NBCSN at 11am ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Chelsea has already dropped a pair of points, and a win here for City would give the home side an early five-point advantage atop the table. They have Yaya Toure available and in the starting lineup after coming off injured in the opening match last weekend.
Star striker Sergio Aguero starts up front for City, with the pacey trio of David Silva, Jesus Navas, and Raheem Sterling in support. There are no other injury troubles for the home side.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are forced to make some changes. Brazilian attacker Oscar is not in the squad after suffering an injury in training not thought to be serious. In addition, starting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois must sit a match after his red card in the season opening draw against Swansea City. Asmir Begovic, the new signing from Stoke City, starts in goal for the Belgian.
The defending champions have won just one of their last seven visits to the Etihad in all competitions, with five losses in that span.
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Clichy, Nasri, Demichelis, Bony, Iheanacho.
Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Subs: Blackman, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Falcao, Remy.