According to this, Kompany is out four weeks. That means he misses West Ham, Moscow, Chelsea, Newcastle and Norwich. However, as the redoubtable E Lectric Kompany points out, injured Citizens have an uncanny ability to come back earlier than expected so let's wait and see about that four weeks. For the time being, however, that leaves us with some ugly options at the back:
- Play the left-footed duo of Nastasic and Lescott (cue City fans grimacing in pain).
- Play Richards along with either Nastasic or Lescott, even though Pellegrini stated he doesn't see Richards as a CB, even though the Micah Richards we knew and loved in the championship season hasn't been seen in these here parts for many a moon (cue City fans wincing in pain). You know what? Forget this one.
- Play Javi Garcia as a CB (cue City fans screaming in the streets). You know what? Forget this one.
- You tell me?