Roberto Mancini has made three changes to his victorious FA Cup final line-up as Manchester City look to leap into an automatic Champions League spot by confirming their superiority over Wembley opponents Stoke.
Mario Balotelli, Aleksandar Kolarov and Gareth Barry all miss out, with Adam Johnson, Pablo Zabaleta and James Milner coming into the Blues’ starting line-up.
Safe in mid-table and with a place in next season’s Europa League already secure despite their weekend failure, Stoke boss Tony Pulis includes five new faces, with John Carew leading the attack and Matthew Etherington, Jermaine Pennant and Robert Huth all missing out, as expected.
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta, Adam Johnson, Milner, De Jong, Silva, Toure Yaya, Tevez.
Subs: Given, Wright-Phillips, Dzeko, Kolarov, Barry, Vieira, Boyata.
Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Collins, Wilson, Whitehead, Whelan, Diao, Pugh, Carew, Walters.
Subs: Nash, Soares, Jones, Tonge, Delap, Faye, Shotton.
Referee: Lee Probert.