The Blues skipper only returned to training this week and, with his future still uncertain, manager Roberto Mancini does not feel it is worth pushing the 27-year-old into the fray.
Tevez's international colleague Sergio Aguero may be involved for the first time since his club-record ?38million move from Atletico Madrid, although Mancini reckons he could contribute only 45 minutes at best.
Ruled out: Carlos Tevez only returned to training for Manchester City last week
Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Savic, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Johnson, Barry, De Jong, Milner, Silva, Toure, Weiss, Wright-Phillips, Balotelli, Dzeko, Aguero.
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