Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will select from the same squad that drew 0-0 with Everton on Wednesday for Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.
Nicolas Otamendi and Martin Demechelis will continue in central defence in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany (calf) and Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring).
Striker Wilfried Bony is also still out with a calf issue and midfielder Fernandinho will miss out with a muscle problem. Playmaker Samir Nasri remains a long-term casualty after undergoing hamstring surgery in November.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Otamendi, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Navas, Aguero, Iheanacho, Celina.
Connor Wickham is expected to return to Alan Pardew’s starting XI when Crystal Palace visit Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.
The striker played 45 minutes after coming on as a substitute in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa having recovered from a calf injury,
Pardew is, however, still without Yannick Bolasie, owing to a leg injury, and Dwight Gayle remains a doubt, despite returning to training following a hamstring problem.
Team from: Bamford, Cabaye, Campbell, Chamakh, Dann, Delaney, Gayle, Hangeland, Hennessey, Jedinak, Kelly, Ledley, Lee, Mariappa, McArthur, McCarthy, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Souare, Speroni, Ward, Wickham, Zaha.