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23 Sep 2010 08:56:48

| Submit Comments| Comments (130)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapDOUBT: Micah RichardsManchester City could have just three fit defenders for Saturday's Premier League crunch with Chelsea. After Wednesday night's 2-1 Carling Cup defeat at West Brom, Roberto Mancini revealed he is desperately short of defensive options for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti's men. Unless Micah Richards recovers from a hamstring injury that kept him out at The Hawthorns, Mancini will have only Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany and Kolo Toure available to face the only side left with a 100% record. "We have big problems," he said. "I hope that Micah Richards can recover. If not I don't know who can play left-back." The obvious inference is that should Richards miss out, Zabaleta will play on the right side and City would look for an alternative on the left flank. That would likely see a midfielder such as James Milner or Gareth Barry dropping into the left back spot. How should City line up against Chelsea? Have your say.| Submit Comments| Comments (130)| Printable VersionAdd A CommentEnter your comments:Sending


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