Manchester City return to Premier League action this Sunday when they travel to the Riverside to face a desperate Middlesbrough side very close to relegation. City dominated Boro the last time these two teams faced each other in the FA Cup last month, and City will hope to do the same this weekend.
Pep Guardiola won't win any trophies and now wants to secure a Champions League place to end his season on a high (kind of). City can finish third above Liverpool and get automatic qualification to next season's European Cup group stage if they win all of their remaining five games. The schedule is favorable (Boro, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, Watford), and the squad is once again full of options now that the injuries are slowly disappearing.
Against Boro on Sunday only Ilkay Gundogan and Claudio Bravo are certain to miss out due to injury. John Stones may not be ready as he recovers from a muscle injury, but midfield magician David Silva is expected to return and be fit to start at the Riverside. The Spaniard missed the Manchester Derby with a knee injured, but should be ready for this game.
Four Middlesbrough players will undergo late fitness tests to determine their availability, including captain Grant Leadbitter and goalkeeper Victor Valdés, but all four are expected to miss out and manager Steve Agnew will miss some important players.
Below is the full list of injuries ahead of Sunday's match. No players are suspended.