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Team news for Tuesday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Stoke at Eastlands.

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Roberto Mancini could be tempted to freshen up his Man City side for the re-arranged league game against the Potters.

Edin Dzeko, James Milner and Adam Johnson are all pushing for places in the starting line-up against opponents they defeated 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Kolo Toure and Jerome Boateng are again ruled out of the home fixture through suspension and a knee injury respectively.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis must decide whether to risk key players in the game.

Pulis gambled on the fitness of Matthew Etherington (hamstring) and Robert Huth (knee) in Saturday's defeat at Wembley, while Jermaine Pennant completed the 90 minutes despite twisting his ankle in first-half stoppage-time.

Asmir Begovic is likely to reclaim his place in goal for the Premier League clash at Eastlands, while Ricardo Fuller, Danny Higginbotham and Mamady Sidibe remain sidelined.

Man City (from): Hart, Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, Y Toure, De Jong, Vieira, Milner, Barry, Johnson, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Jo, McGivern.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Wilkinson, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Walters, Sorensen, Whitehead, Diao, Collins, Faye, Pugh, Carew.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  
Chelsea v QPR  
Everton v Swansea  
Hull City v So'ton  
Leicester v W Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 So'ton 9 15 19
3 Man City 9 9 17
4 West Ham 9 5 16
5 Arsenal 9 4 14
6 Swansea 9 3 14
7 Liverpool 9 1 14
8 Man Utd 8 3 12
9 Hull City 9 0 11
10 Tottenham 8 -1 11
11 Stoke 9 -2 11
12 W Brom 9 -1 10
13 A Villa 8 -8 10
14 Everton 8 0 9
15 C Palace 9 -3 9
16 Leicester 9 -4 9
17 S'land 9 -9 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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