City Look To Cut Lead
Tuesday, 10th Feb 2015 14:28
Manchester City travel to the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday to take on Stoke City. The Citizens have never won at the Britannia but will need to do so if they are to cut Chelsea's seven point lead on them. Stoke have only lost one of their last nine matches in all competitions and are tenth in the table.
Manchester City have no new injury worries. Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony are returning from Ivory Coast's successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign but will not be ready to play
Captain Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a groin injury while both Bojan Krkic and Peter Odemwingie are long term absentees. Erik Pieters will miss out with a groin injury while Stephen Ireland is a doubt with a hamstring injury.
Manchester City are have lost just once in last 15 matches in the Premier League.
Manchester City have recorded the highest number of shots in the league so far with an average of 17.1 per game while also averaging the highest possession: 60.4%
Stoke City have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches against Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium in all competitions.
Stoke City win 25 aerial duels per game, the highest in the league and Manchester City play the most passes per game (550).
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