Manchester City will be taking on Sunderland without midfielder Fabian Delph. However, Alexander Kolarov is back in contention for a place in the staring XI as City look to chase down league leaders Leicester City.
Manchester City are three points off the top of the table, with Leicester City continuing to remain at the top of the table.
Kolarov in, Delph out
The Citizens go into the game with the good news in the form of the returning Alexander Kolarov. However, they will be without midfielder Fabian Delph, who played a key role in his last game for the Citizens against former club Aston Villa.
Pellegrini was quoted saying by the official Manchester City website: “The injuries are the same names with Kompany, Mangala, Samir Nasri, De Bruyne and Bony. The player that is fit is Kolarov. Fabian Delph has a small problem from the last game so he’s not on the squad list for tomorrow.
“It’ just a kick in Fabian’s calf – it’s not a serious injury. We have to play again on Saturday so I don’t want to take the risk.”
“I don’t know if Wilfired’s injury is serious but it’s longer. He tried to start working harder and he couldn’t, so he’s now restarting.”
With the surprise league leaders Leicester City hosting Liverpool FC, Manchester City will hope to capitalise on any points being dropped by them. With Arsenal FC also level on points with the Citizens, they need to keep up the pressure by winning against the struggling Sunderland.