De Bruyne, Sterling and Toure in Manchester City squad to face Sunderland but David Silva a major doubt

Manchester City's David Silva a doubt for Sunderland trip
Manchester City's David Silva a doubt for Sunderland trip
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Manchester City pair David Silva and Eliaquim Mangala will be assessed prior to Tuesday’s Capital One Cup third-round trip to Sunderland.

Playmaker Silva missed Saturday’s loss to West Ham after aggravating a calf problem in the warm-up while defender Mangala was withdrawn at half-time with an unspecified muscle injury.

Midfielder Samir Nasri could come back into contention after a knock but captain Vincent Kompany (calf) has already been ruled out.

Full-backs Pablo Zabaleta (knee) and Gael Clichy (ankle), and midfielder Fabian Delph (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Gunn, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Demichelis, Kolarov, Maffeo, Silva, Nasri, Navas, Sterling, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, M Garcia, De Bruyne, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho, Roberts.