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Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Birmingham at Eastlands

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Mancini: Set to make changes

Mancini: Set to make changes

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Roberto Mancini is likely to make a number of changes to his side as City prepare for their third game in a week following meetings with West Brom and Manchester United.

Mario Balotelli serves the second game of a three-match ban but Adam Johnson and Emmanuel Adebayor are amongst those hoping for a recall.

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, with James McFadden the only long-term absentee with a knee ligament injury.

Colin Doyle is expected to again deputise as back-up keeper to Ben Foster while Maik Taylor recovers from a shoulder problem.

Full-back David Murphy could be in contention for a place amongst the substitutes after returning to training following a hamstring injury.

McLeish has to decide whether to restore playmaker Alexander Hleb to the starting line-up after leaving him out for the midweek defeat at Stoke.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Richards, Zabaleta, Bridge, Lescott, Boyata, De Jong, Vieira, Barry, Johnson, K Toure, Y Toure, Tevez, Silva, Adebayor, Kolarov, Given, Milner, Kompany, Boateng.

Birmingham (from): Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Gardner, Beausejour, Zigic, Jerome, Fahey, Doyle, Parnaby, Bowyer, Phillips, Hleb, Murphy, Derbyshire, Michel, Jiranek.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Burnley
17:30
Everton v Arsenal
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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