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Wilkinson (right): Has a sore knee

Wilkinson (right): Has a sore knee

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Stoke will give a late fitness test to Jermaine Pennant ahead of the game after he came off with a hamstring problem only 11 minutes into last Saturday's 3-0 win at West Brom.

Although a scan has revealed the damage to be not as bad as first feared, the winger remains a doubt.

Defender Andy Wilkinson could also miss out due to a sore knee, but Jon Walters should be fit to play despite a recent groin injury.

Mario Balotelli might have to be content with a place on the bench as Man City visit the Potteries.

The Italian striker has served a three-match ban but following City's excellent victory at Fulham last Sunday, Roberto Mancini is reluctant to disturb his team.

Mancini will be forced to make one change though as Pablo Zabaleta serves a one-match ban after picking up five bookings.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Etherington, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Tuncay, Delap, Diao, Wilson, Sorensen.

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

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  
West Brom v Everton  
17:30
Liverpool v A Villa  
Sunday, 14 September 2014
16:00
Man Utd v QPR  
Monday, 15 September 2014
20:00
Hull City v West Ham  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Mon, 01 Sep 2014

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