Guardiola confirms that duo are back in training but won't be considered for tomorrow's game
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 22nd December 2018
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Andre Marriner Assistants: S Ledger, H Lennard Fourth Official: A Taylor
Odds: City 1/6, Draw 8/1, Crystal Palace 20/1
Tickets: Available via tickets.mancity.com
TV: Match of the Day (highlights)
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Injured: Bravo, Mendy, Mangala, D Silva, Kompany
Form guide: WLWWD
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Squad (from): Speroni, Hennessey, Guaita, Ward, van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Souare, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Meyer, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Puncheon, Sorloth, Zaha, Ayew, Wickham
Doubtful: Kouyate, Hennessey
Form guide: DWLLW
David Silva and Vincent Kompany have both returned to training following injuries, but manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that they will not feature against Crystal Palace this weekend. Brazilian full back Danilo is back in contention, and could replace Kyle Walker with Guardiola likely to make changes ahead of a busy Christmas schedule.
Roy Hodgson's side have struggled so far this season, but Guardiola expects a stern test at The Etihad tomorrow.
“All the players have quality and (they have) an incredible experienced manager”, said Guardiola.
“They know exactly what they have to do so maybe people expect better results but they create chances. It’s complicated.”
City's last home game against Palace ended in a 5-0 victory, with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling (2), Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 31 of the 59 games played against the Eagles, with 13 draws and 15 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Jesus
Score prediction: Manchester City 4 Crystal Palace 0