Carlos Tevez, who has scored 10 goals this season, misses a return to his former club as he is suspended.
No return: Tevez (left) misses out against his former club at Upton Park
So too is Aleksandar Kolarov after he was sent off in the victory against Bolton but Kolo Toure could be available following a calf problem.
Team (from): Hart, Richards, Bridge, Lescott, Boyata, De Jong, Vieira, Barry, Johnson, K Toure, Y Toure, Silva, Jo, Adebayor, Balotelli, Given, Milner, Kompany, Boateng, Logan, Cunningham.
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