Captain Vincent Kompany is back in contention for Manchester City for Sunday’s crucial Barclays Premier League clash against Tottenham.
Kompany has played just nine minutes of City’s last 20 games because of a calf injury and his return coincides with news that playmaker David Silva has shaken off an ankle problem.
On the downside, midfielder Fabian Delph (Achilles) faces six to seven weeks out and right-back Bacary Sagna (knee) is also missing this weekend. Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony, Jesus Navas and Kevin De Bruyne are also still sidelined.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Kompany, Demichelis, Otamendi, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Iheanacho, Celina, Barker, Humphreys, A Garcia.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is expected to return to the starting line-up for Sunday’s crunch Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Alli was named on the bench for the win over Watford last weekend after feeling dizzy against Norwich, but the 19-year-old has come through tests and is fit to play.
Clinton Njie and Jan Vertonghen, however, both remain sidelined with knee injuries.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Walker, Rose, Trippier, Davies, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Dembele, Dier, Alli, Mason, Carroll, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Onomah, Chadli, Lamela, Son, Kane.