Stoke (19) v Man City (1)
Stoke team news: Mame Diouf (shoulder) is set to miss out with Stephen Ireland (calf) and Lee Grant (wrist) also absent. Defender Kevin Wimmer and striker Saido Berahino could return to the matchday squad.
Man City team news: David Silva will return to the fold while Raheem Sterling and midfielder Fernandinho (both hamstring) are both hoping to prove their fitness. Fabian Delph (knock) is unlikely to feature while Benjamin Mendy (knee) is training but is not yet fit.
Paul Lambert: “Man City are a fabulous team with the best manager in the world. I’ve been fortunate to face Pep Guardiola before and I have huge respect for him. We have to go and try to win the game on Monday. We need to take Man City out of their comfort zone.”
Pep Guardiola: “We have to be focused on the game against Stoke. It is always complicated. They are fighting to be in the Premier League.”
Last season: Man City 0 Stoke 0, Stoke 1 Man City 4
Last five league matches: Stoke D L D D D; Man City W D W W W
Top scorers: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) 7; Sergio Aguero (Man City) 30
Match odds: H 12-1 A 2-9 D 5-1
Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)