The long-awaited return of Vincent Kompany will happen this week.
According to a report from the Mirror, the Manchester City captain will make his season debut on Wednesday's League Cup opener against Swansea City. Pep Guardiola is expected to make a lot of changes to his lineup, and Kompany might be one of the players to benefit from the rotation and play for the first time under the new manager.
Kompany has suffered with muscle problems for the past three seasons, but the most serious issue is the groin injury that caused him to miss the last five months of action. He has worked hard on his rehabilitation and has impressed Guardiola in training. All of his medical tests clear him to play football again, and he might finally be fully fit to be on the pitch for longer than just one week.
Two other Citizens are also expected to start against Swansea: Yaya Touré missed the last few days of training with a migraine, but the Ivorian returned to practice on Monday and will be given a chance by Guardiola in Wales. Summer signing Leroy Sané made substitute appearances in the last three games, but Pep hinted that the young German will make his full debut as City look to defend their EFL Cup title against the Swans.