Manchester City’s clash with Newcastle United on Tuesday could have repercussions at both ends of the table so the Citizens will be glad to have Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling back.
Kompany has only managed to play five Premier League games since 8th November but having him available again will only strengthen the City defence at a crucial time as they chase a top-four place and have a Champions League semi-final coming up.
The inclusion of Sterling is great news for country as well as club but there is also a price being paid: Samir Nasri and David Silva are both out of the midweek clash. Defenders Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna also won’t make the squad.
Sagna (back), Clichy, Nasri (small muscle injury) & David Silva will miss the Newcastle game. Sterling and Kompany are in the squad #mcfc
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) April 18, 2016
Just as City fans think they’re going to look strong, they lose someone else. Nasri, in particular, was impressive against Chelsea at the weekend in just his third appearance since a serious hamstring injury so losing him again is quite the blow.
A 3-0 win at the weekend saw Newcastle United’s hopes of staying in the Premier League come to life but Rafa Benitez’ side aren’t likely to be enamoured with the prospect of facing City, who dismantled Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
Not only are Sergio Agüero and Kevin de Bruyne in top form but facing a returning Kompany is a daunting task. Newcastle themselves have had the most injuries in the Premier League all season and it looks like their misfortune extends beyond their own side.by