Micah Richards is available after sitting out the past couple of matches in order to work on an intensive training schedule and if Manuel Pellegrini decides that Pablo Zabaleta is in need of a rest, the Academy graduate could return on the right of defence. Matija Nastasic suffered a traumatising game against Chelsea and Martin Demichelis is expected to drop back to his more favoured central defensive role. Gael Clichy will likely replace Aleks Kolarov to complete the back four.
In midfield, Fernandinho and Samir Nasri remain on the sidelines, but James Milner should be ready to start having been named on the bench last Monday. Stevan Jovetic has impressed in his recent substitute appearances and with Sergio Aguero unavailable and Alvaro Negredo not fully fit, he is expected to slot into the side on the left, freeing up David Silva to roam behind Edin Dzeko.
Here is the side Pellegrini could select:
Referee: Jon Moss.
Prediction: Norwich 0 – 3 MAN CITY – Our record over the past few games against the Canaries is excellent and I’d expect that to continue on Saturday. The players will be determined to bounce back strongly after the defeat to Chelsea so I’m hoping for a lively performance. Goals to be scored by Edin Dzeko, Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic.