Manchester City play their game in hand tonight and a win over Mark Hughes’ Stoke City would move the Blues within 8 points of Chelsea. With City and Chelsea still to meet this season, albeit at Stamford Bridge, a win tonight could keep that glimmer of hope alive of City pulling off (yet another) unlikely title win.
Stoke come into the game off the back of a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough – City’s next opponent – at weekend and would love to cause an upset. City won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the bet365 Stadium back in August, Kun Aguero and Nolito scoring a brace each, and something similar tonight would be ideal.
Neil Swarbrick is in charge of tonight’s game, and here are the sides selected by Pep Guardiola and his counterpart Mark Hughes:
Manchester City XI: Caballero, Sagna, Kolarov, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Navas, De Bruyne, Yaya Touré, Sane, Aguero
Stoke XI: Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters, Diouf, Cameron, Allen, Ramadan, Berahino, Walters
Today’s match can be viewed on Sky Sports 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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