The time has come for the world to know if Pep can do it on windy night at Stoke. Manchester city visit the Britannia Stadium this saturday with a brilliant 5-0 win in UCL qualifiers against Steaua Bucharest in Romania and would be full of confidence after a nervy match against Sunderland at the Etihad in the
opener. Stoke city could only manage a 1-1 draw against Middlesborough , with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring from a free kick. But
they would be hoping to re-enact what they did last time, deafeating city 2-0 with the brilliance of Marko Arnatovic.
Manchester City will be without Ilkay Gündogan, Leroy Sane and captain Vincent Kompany. Stoke could be handed a huge boost with Jack Butland possibly returning, Joe Allen could possibly be handed his first start.
Player to watch out for:-
Raheem Sterling has been in inspiring form since returning from a disapponting euros.He was awarded man of the match against Sunderland and had an excellent game against Bucharest with two assists and winning a penalty.
Xherdan Shaqiri had a quiet game but produced a moment of brilliance to score with a free kick and could prove handfull for the fullbacks, especilly with the new Pep formation where the fullbacks come inside to form a three man midfield in front of the two centre backs.