This fixture throws up the only two managers who went in to the season having never managed in the Premier League before. They have so far spent over £120m between them this summer, but have contrasting aspirations and pressures for the remaining 37 games of the campaign. Manuel Pellegrini couldn’t really have scripted a better start to life in charge of Manchester City. Their win over Newcastle was comfortable, clinical and also entertaining - but after over 25 years in management he is experienced enough to know tougher challenges lie ahead. This match potentially could be one of them. Malky Mackay will rightly be a proud man when he becomes the first man to take charge of a Cardiff City home game in the top flight for 51 years.The last one, back in 1962, saw a 3-0 victory over a West Ham team including Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. Deep down he’ll be dreaming of a similar upset. There will be a fantastic atmosphere to urge his team on for a fixture their fans were still dreaming about when they left Ninian Park five seasons ago. If they are to be playing the likes of Manchester City again next season, then their home form will have to be strong. As if they needed it, their opening day defeat at West Ham was a reminder of the step up in quality on show. City will hope to quieten the crowd as quickly as possible and will realise an away game at a newly-promoted team early on is often a tricky one. It will be a different type of experience for some of their new faces. It will be fascinating to see how they really gel over the coming months, and just how different the team is to the one that finished 11 points adrift of neighbours United last season. For starters, Pellegrini will settle for another three points.