Stoke City host Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) with the Potters aiming to grab another big scalp.
Mark Hughes men beat Chelsea in their last home game and have won three of their last four games in all competitions, as they reached the Capital One Cup semifinals.
City also made the League Cup semis in midweek andManuel Pellegrini’s side have the opportunity to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points. However, injuries are mounting with Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero all missing.
Stoke City: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Cameron, Whelan, Afellay, Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic. Subs: Joselu, Wilson, Adam, van Ginkel, Walters, Diouf, Haugaard
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, De Bruyne, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Bony. Subs: Caballero, Navas, Kelechi, Delph, Garcia, Clichy, Humphreys