Pablo Zabaleta misses out with knee injury
Manchester City vs Norwich City
Date: 15.00pm, Saturday 31st October 2015
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Robert Madley Assistants: M McDonough, M Wilkes Fourth Official: M Dean
Odds: City 2/7, Draw 5/1, Norwich City 10/1. Click here for details of a special offer to get 5/1 for City to beat Norwich!
Tickets: Available via mcfc.co.uk
TV: Match of the Day (highlights)
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Maffeo, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, De Bruyne, Garcia, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Roberts, Sterling, Toure, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Clichy, Delph, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Zabaleta
Form guide: DWWLLW
Manager: Alex Neil
Squad (from): Kean, Rudd, Ruddy, Bassong, Bennett, Martin, Olsson, Toffolo, Whittaker, Wisdom, Brady, Dorrans, Hoolahan, Howson, Jarvis, Mulumbu, O'Neil, Redmond, Tettey, Grabban, Hooper, Jerome, Lafferty
Form guide: LLLDDW
Pablo Zabaleta is the latest name to be added to City's injury list, after suffering medial ligament damage to his knee during the Capital One Cup victory against Crystal Palace in midweek. Bacary Sagna will once again deputise.
According to manager Manuel Pellegrini: “Pablo has the same injury in his medial ligament – it’s not so bad as the first one he had.
“We soon have the international break so he should be fit after that - in 25 days he will be ready.
“David [Silva] is not in the squad list for the weekend as he still has some pain in his ankle. He’s not available. We’ll see if he’s available for midweek. We have three more days and we’ll decide then.
“Sergio is continuing his treatment – it’s different to David as it’s a muscle injury so he needs the amount of days he needs to be fit.
“Gael and Fabian should hopefully be OK next week - I hope after the international break we will have everyone fit.”
Prediction: City 3 Norwich 1