Balotelli partners Argentine in attack for Mancini's men as Potters pair Etherington and Huth are also both deemed fit enough to make the starting XI
The Argentine injured his hamstring three weeks ago against Liverpool but has managed to recover in time as Mancini looks to win his first trophy as City boss.
Meanwhile, Stoke had their own injury worries with Matthew Etherington and Robert Huth both undergoing fitness tests this morning but Potters boss Tony Pulis has decided to gamble and has given the pair - who have been in top form this season - a starting berth.
Manchester City: Hart; Richards, Kolarov, Kompany, Lescott; De Jong, Barry, Yaya, Silva; Balotelli, Tevez.
Stoke City: Sorensen; Wilkinson Shawcross Huth Wilson; Pennant Whelan Delap Etherington; Walters, Jones.
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