All of the talk ahead of the game has been about Guardiola’s decision to bench Joe Hart and the new Man City manager told the media on Friday that Hart can leave if he wants to.
Mark Hughes and Stoke beat Man City comfortably in December last season with Mark Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri ripping City apart. The Potters will make it an intimidating atmosphere for Guardiola on a wet, windy afternoon in Stoke.
Stoke City: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Bojan, Allen, Arnautovic; Diouf. Subs: Haugaard; Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch, Ramadan