The Ivorian is suspended indefinitely pending a full inquiry into his failed drugs test and under Football Association rules will not be considered until the case is resolved.
Euro pain: Kompany (right) injured his hip against Aris in the Europa League
Vincent Kompany is expected to return in central defence following a hip problem, while Nigel de Jong may be fit to claim a place on the bench after a six-game absence with an ankle injury.
Team (from): Hart, Taylor, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Boateng, Boyata, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Barry, De Jong, Vieira, Y Toure, Milner, M Johnson, Silva, Dzeko, Tevez, Balotelli, Jo.
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