Silva misses out with ankle injury, but Toure returns to squad
Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 9th April 2016
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Mike Jones Assistants: A Garratt, I Hussin Fourth Official: R East
Odds: City 4/11, Draw 4/1, West Brom 9/1
Tickets: Available via mcfc.co.uk
TV: Sky Sports 1
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, M Garcia, Nasri, Navas, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Kompany, Sterling, Silva
Form guide: WLDWLL
West Bromwich Albion
Manager: Tony Pulis
Squad (from): Foster, Myhill, Rose, Chester, Dawson, Evans, Gamboa, McAuley, O'Neil, Olsson, Pocognoli, Fletcher, Gardner, McClean, McManaman, Morrison, Pritchard, Sandro, Sessegnon, Yacob, Anichebe, Berahino, Lambert, Rondon.
Doubtful: Morrison, McManaman
Form guide: DLWDWW
Graphic supplied by Kick Off
David Silva misses out with the ankle problem that has blighted his season, and joins Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling on the injured list. There was better news for Manuel Pellegrini, however, as Yaya Toure was declared fit after missing the last two games with a knee injury. The Blues have a crunch quarter final against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night, but Pellegrini refuted suggestions that his team might be distracted by such a big game.
“Everyone said last week at Bournemouth that we could be thinking about the Champions League but we did very well and that gave us trust for Wednesday - it will be exactly the same tomorrow,” he said.
“It’s a big game against West Brom at home - all the teams around us are playing against each other. Arsenal v West Ham and United v Spurs, so it’s more important than ever not to drop points at home.
“I’m sure tomorrow we must need to make good moments in attacking to create the space but also be careful as they have good players on the counter-attack. We must not think just about attack but to defend well too.
“We’ll see tomorrow which players have recovered best and which can repeat. Maybe we will make changes to refresh the team but all of the players who are 100% will play.”
City's last home game against West Brom ended in a 3-0 victory, with Wilfried Bony, Fernando and David Silva getting the goals. Overall City have won 65 of the 148 games played against West Brom, with 29 draws and 54 defeats.
Prediction: City 3 West Brom 1