City make three changes from the side beaten by Lyon in midweek.
David Silva, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus make way for Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.
City: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, Sane, Bernardo, Aguero
Subs: Muric, Stones, Kompany, D Silva, Foden, Jesus, Mahrez
Central role for Bernardo
Bernardo Silva will take on the creative central role against Cardiff City this afternoon.
The Portuguese playmaker has looked in superb form when he’s played in that position this campaign and with David Silva on the bench and Kevin De Bruyne injured, he will take on the mantle of creator-in-chief.
300 up for Sergio
Sergio Aguero, fresh from extending his contract, plays his 300th game for the Blues in all competitions.
The Argentina star will look to end a run of four games without a goal against the Bluebirds, but with Sane and Raheem Sterling supplying the ammunition, he is bound to have several presentable chances.
Stats and milestones
Cardiff won this fixture 3-2 in August 2013 – the only previous Premier League meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium
The Blues haven’t won a top-flight fixture against the Bluebirds since 1954
Cardiff’s last Premier League win came in April 2014 – they have failed to win their next nine top level matches
City have won nine and drawn two of the last 11 league fixtures