Manchester City vs Stoke City [Team Sheets]

kevin de bruyne, april 2016

Manchester City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Mangala, Otamendi, Toure, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Iheanacho, Agüero

Substitutes: Caballero, Demichelis, Clichy, De Bruyne, Delph, Bony, Sterling

Stoke City XI: Given, Muniesa, Wollschied, Shawcross, Bardsley, Whelan, Cameron, Arnautovic, Imbula, Diouf, Joselu

Substitutes: Haugaard, Adam, Teixeira, Crouch, Bojan, Choulay, Shenton

The Premier League takes second fiddle to the Champions league in what is a massive week for Manchester City. In their first semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday, they name a strong team against Stoke City today.

But there’s one notable absentee from the starting eleven and that’s a credit to the impact that Kevin De Bruyne has had since returning from injury a couple of weeks ago. He’s their undisputed star man.

City need to focus on securing their Champions League status through a top four finish today. Stoke come into the match in poor form, conceding ten goals in their last three games.

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