Manuel Pellegrini is sweating on the fitness of a number of his first team players after Gael Clichy, James Milner and Vincent Kompany picked up injuries during the derby loss to Manchester United. However the Chilean has been boosted by the news that David Silva returned to training less than 48 hours after the Spanish midfielder was taken to hospital with suspected collar and cheekbone fractures.
Manchester City's Gael Clichy filled in at right-back against Newcastle on Sunday and put in a magnificent display to help his side to victory.
Left back Gael Clichy has been ruled out of Manchester City's match against Stoke City, along with skipper Vincent Kompany, Micah Richards and new signing Martin Demichelis.
Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy has signed a new four-year deal that commits him to the club until 2017.