Mario Balotelli is fit again after recovering from a virus ... except he was just announced as an AC Milan player today. So he's not in the Manchester City 18-man squad! Samir Nasri has also recovered from an illness, and unlike Balotelli, is starting for the Citizens. He's not joined by Edin Dzeko, who has been dropped to the bench.
Javi Garcia will play central defense with Vincent Kompany injured and Matija Nastasić not all the way back from injury. Loic Remy will start with Adel Taarabt behind him for Queens Park Rangers, which is kind of terrifying. They also start soon-to-be Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen, along with Armand Traore, Clint Hill, Shawn Derry and City reject Nedum Onouha, who are less terrifying.
Queens Park Rangers starting lineup (4-4-1-1): Julio Cesar; Fabio, Clint Hill, Ryan Nelsen, Nedum Onouha; Armand Traore, Stephane Mbia, Esteban Granero, Shawn Derry; Adel Taarabt; Loic Remy