Clichy and Delph miss out through injury
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City
Date: 8.00pm, Monday 10th August 2015
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: S Long, M Perry Fourth Official: M Clattenburg
Odds: West Brom 5/1, Draw 3/1, Manchester City 4/6
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports 1
West Bromwich Albion
Manager: Tony Pulis
Squad (from): Myhill, Rose, Gamboa, McAuley, Lescott, Chester, Olsson, Brunt, Pocognoli, Morrison, McClean, Gardner, Fletcher, McManaman, Sessegnon, Berahino, Lambert, Ideye, Anichebe
Doubtful: McAuley, Lescott
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Demichelis, Denayer, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lopes, Nasri, Navas, Silva, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Delph, Clichy
Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph are the only absentees for City's trip to The Hawthorns. Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Samir Nasri are expected to recover from the stomach bug that prevented them from appearing at City Live earlier this week. It remains to be seen whether or not Aguero and the other South American players who played in this summer's Copa America will be fit enough to start.
Raheem Sterling, a £44m summer signing from Liverpool, will make his debut however, and manager Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed with the youngster so far.
"(He has been) very very good, the media have been talking about the price, but he's an English player, young, with quality, speed and technical ability. He will improve every year playing with the likes of Yaya, Silva, Kun, they will help him."
City's last away game at The Hawthorns ended in a comfortable 3-1 victory, with Fernando, Yaya Toure, and David Silva on the scoresheet for the Blues. Overall City have won 64 of the 147 games played against West Brom, with 29 draws and 54 defeats.
Prediction: West Brom 1 City 2