(differita h18.15 @ Fox Sports)
Rene Meulensteen has no fresh injury concerns, although skipper Brede Hangeland remain sidelined. Fernando Amorebieta could return to first-team action after missing the last three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Manuel Pellegrini is set to be without five of his first-team squad when Manchester City travel to Fulham this weekend. Matija Nastasic, Micah Richards, Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic have all been ruled out for the trip to Craven Cottage.
The absence of Zabaleta, who suffered a hamstring injury during the Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Leicester on Tuesday, gives City a problem at right-back with Richard already out. Pellegrini may hand a first league start to Dedryck Boyata, though James Milner, Gael Clichy and Aleks Kolarov are also options that Pellegrini will consider at right-back.