As Manchester City prepares for the season finale, they'll miss key starters for the Premier League closer against Swansea City.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini spoke to the press ahead of the visit to the Swans, and he delivered mixed news. First, the bad: David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov and Pablo Zabaleta are all out because of injuries. The Spaniard was unable to recover from a muscle injury, and while he had a chance of returning in time to face Swansea, he couldn't be medically cleared.
Kompany is out for the season and will miss Euro 2016 because of a groin injury that requires surgery, while Kolarov and Zabaleta also miss out because of injury. The quartet will not even travel with the group, and will watch the game on television.
But there is good news from the Chilean manager: Samir Nasri is back from injury, and has a chance of making an impact in his bid to stay with the Citizens as incoming coach Pep Guardiola will manage an overhaul on the City squad, with Nasri rumored to be on the list of departures. The Frenchman has gone through a litany of physical problems all season, but might just be healthy enough to help Pellegrini in his last game and impress the next boss.
Swansea will rest four key starters (Lukasz Fabianski, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Gyifi Sigurdsson) as coach Francesco Guidolin will give his main players an extra week to prepare for the Euros. The Swans have nothing to play for on Sunday, and without their most important stars, they could make City's job easier.