Tony Pulis is without defender Ryan Shawcross for the Potters' visit to Etihad Stadium, and the home side are without Edin Dzeko after he failed to shake off a injury
There is also no place on the bench or in the starting line-up for Edin Dzeko, who was expected to be fit for the game after shaking off a knock he picked up in training.
Tony Pulis is without Ryan Shawcross after the defender picked up his fifth yellow card and is therefore suspended for the tie.
Gael Clichy has returned to the Manchester City line-up after serving a suspension, coming in for the injured Aleksandar Kolarov, who is still out with a groin problem.
Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Yaya Toure, Barry; A.Johnson, Silva, Nasri; Aguero
Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolo, Savic, De Jong, Milner, Balotelli.
Stoke City Starting XI: Sorensen, Woodgate, Huth (c), Upson, Wilson, Shotton, Palacios, Whitehead, Jerome, Walters, Jones
Subs: Begovic, Fuller, Diao, Pennant, Delap, Etherington, Arismendi.