Xherdan Shaqiri is a doubt for Stoke’s game against Manchester City because of a calf problem.
Marko Arnautovic has overcome a thigh injury, but Jack Butland and Glen Johnson have been ruled out.
Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi played against Steaua Bucharest in midweek and could make his first league appearance of the season.
Summer signing Leroy Sane is still not fit, while Yaya Toure has yet to feature this season.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Alistair Mann: “In many ways it will be Manchester City’s away performances which will define how different they’ve become under Pep Guardiola, and with domestic trips to Stoke, Manchester United, Swansea and Spurs in the next six weeks we won’t have to wait long to find out.
“Since Stoke’s promotion in 2008, Manchester City have won only once in the Potteries and while they may have been physically outfought in the first few meetings, they were simply outclassed in a 2-0 reverse there last season.
“Mark Hughes’ Stoke are a footballing side these days and they will relish the opportunity to try and outplay their visitors once again this weekend.”
Stoke manager Mark Hughes on his search for new signings: “We’re looking to improve the group. There’s not many at the level we think can improve the strikers we’ve got.
“It’s a small pool of players that we’re dealing with and we’re shopping in a different market. The players that may be available, a lot of other teams at our level and above our level are interested.”
I remember the Potters won easily in this fixture last season and this is a hard one to call, but I think Pep’s presence will see his team get the points, just.