KOMPANY SET FOR MAN CITY RETURN

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Manchester City hope to have captain Vincent Kompany back for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke.

The Belgium defender has an outside chance of returning after missing three games with a calf injury but centre-back partner Joleon Lescott (hip) is ruled out.

Striker Carlos Tevez is again expected to be on the bench after making his first appearance for six months in the midweek win over Chelsea.

Stoke winger Matthew Etherington (ankle) is fit to return after missing the midweek draw against Tottenham.

Midfielder Salif Diao (hamstring) is likely to miss out but defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has not played for a month, could come into contention for a place on the bench.

Striker Ricardo Fuller misses out as he completes a three-match suspension.

Teams

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Upson, Shotton, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Wilson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Savic, K Toure, Clichy, Kolarov, Johnson, Milner, De Jong, Y Toure, Barry, Pizarro, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Balotelli, Dzeko, Tevez.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Hull City v C Palace  
Leicester v Burnley  
Liverpool v West Brom  
Sunderland v Stoke  
Swansea v Newcastle  
17:30
A Villa v Man City  
Sunday, 05 October 2014
12:00
Man Utd v Everton  
14:05
Chelsea v Arsenal  
Tottenham v Southampton  
16:15
West Ham v QPR  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 6 12 16
2 Southampton 6 7 13
3 Man City 6 5 11
4 Arsenal 6 4 10
5 Swansea 6 2 10
6 A Villa 6 -3 10
7 Man Utd 6 2 8
8 Tottenham 6 1 8
9 C Palace 6 0 8
10 West Brom 6 0 8
11 Stoke 6 0 8
12 Leicester 6 -1 8
13 West Ham 6 0 7
14 Liverpool 6 -1 7
15 Everton 6 -2 6
16 Hull City 6 -2 6
17 Sunderland 6 -1 5
18 QPR 6 -9 4
19 Newcastle 6 -7 3
20 Burnley 6 -7 3

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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