Manchester City defender Gael Clichy remains on the injury list as the Barclays Premier League champions travel to Wigan.
The Frenchman has missed the last two matches with an ankle problem and is also unlikely to feature this weekend, but captain Vincent Kompany (knee) felt no ill effects after his 90-minute performance against Chelsea on Sunday.
Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is making progress but not ready to feature, while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains out.
Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, K Toure, Kolarov, Nasri, Milner, Y Toure, Barry, Silva, Garcia, Sinclair, Aguero, Dzeko, Tevez, Balotelli.
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