Kompany available for selection
Manchester City vs Swansea City
Date: 15.00pm, Saturday 22nd November 2014
Venue: The Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Neil Swarbrick Assistants: S Ledger, M Salisbury Fourth Official: S Stockbridge
Odds: Manchester City 2/5, Draw 9/2, Swansea City 17/2
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Match of the Day (highlights)
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala, Nastasic, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lampard, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Sinclair, Toure, Aguero, Jovetic.
Injured: Kolarov, Dzeko, Silva
Form guide: DWLWWW
Manager: Garry Monk
Squad (from): Cornell, Fabianski, Tremmel, Amat, Bartley, Kingsley, Rangel, Taylor, Tiendalli, Williams, Britton, Carroll, Dyer, Fulton, Ki, Montero, Richards, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Sheehan, Shelvey, Barrow, Bony, Donnelly, Emnes, Gomis.
Doubtful: Dyer, Routledge
Form guide: WDWLDD
Captain Vincent Kompany has recovered from the calf injury that kept him sidelined at Loftus Road, and is once again available for selection. David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko, however, remain on the injured list..
Manuel Pellegrini has urged the Blues to find a return to form now that the international break is over, and insists that his side can still catch Chelsea.
"When mathematics say that you can do it, I think that all the teams can do it", said the Chilean.
"We are going to play eight games in the Premier League, we are going to finish the first round at the end of December.
"We have 24 more points to try to win. We have to try to do it, I think that is the only way.
"I think maybe we will not to be top of the table because Chelsea is in a very good moment, but I think it is important to have a good first round. That is more than 41 or 42 points."
City's last home game against Swansea ended in a 3-0 victory, with Alvaro Negredo and Samir Nasri (2) getting the goals. Overall City have won 8 of the 12 games played against Swansea, with 1 draw and 3 defeats.
Read the views from Swansea fan Steven Carroll fans from the SOS Fanzine here.
Prediction: Manchester City 2 Swansea City 1