Cardiff City vs. Manchester City: Lineups

Manchester City will be without their captain for the trip to Cardiff City, but they've still got some quality in defence in the form of Matija Nastasic. New manager Mauricio Pellegrini has opted not to risk him as he returns from injury, however, going instead with former Benficia midfielder Javi Garcia to fill Vincent Kompany's spot in the visitors' back line. The opening day victory against Newcastle (not to mention the long career in La Liga) implies that Pellegrini knows what he's doing, though, so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Cardiff City look pretty boned, don't they?

Cardiff City starting lineup (4-5-1): David Marshall; Andrew Taylor, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker, Matthew Connolly; Aron Gunnarsson, Gary Medel, Peter Whittingham, Kim Bo-Kyung, Craig Bellamy; Frazier Campbell.

Substitutes from: Mark Hudson, Jurdon Mutch, Don Cowie, Andreas Cornelius, Craig Noone, Nicky Maynard.

Manchester City starting lineup (4-2-2-2): Joe Hart; Gael Clichy, Joleon Lescott, Javi Garcia, Pablo Zabaleta; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure; David Silva, Jesus Navas; Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko.

Substitutes from: Costel Pantilimon, Aleksandar Kolarov, Matija Nastasic, James Milner, Samir Nasri, Jack Rodwell, Alvaro Negredo.

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