Manchester City playmaker David Silva is suspended for the New Year's Day trip to Swansea in the Barclays Premier League after accumulating five bookings.
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Top scorer Sergio Aguero (calf) also remains on the sidelines along with striker Stevan Jovetic and defenders Martin Demichelis and Micah Richards (all hamstring).
Goalkeeper Joe Hart will play despite five stitches in a wound under his left eye and right-back Pablo Zabaleta, rested against Crystal Palace on Saturday after recent injury, is fit.
Michu, Michel Vorm and Nathan Dyer remain sidelined for Swansea.
Michu and Vorm are recovering after undergoing ankle and knee surgery respectively, while Dyer is facing a long spell out after suffering ankle ligament damage at Norwich.
Manager Michael Laudrup may again opt to rotate his squad, with Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge and Angel Rangel all in contention for a start.
Swansea (from): Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Bony, Hernandez, Cornell, Lamah, Routledge, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Rangel, Canas, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Vazquez, Richards, Davies, Zabret.
Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, Boyata, Kolarov, Clichy, Nasri, Milner, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Garcia, Rodwell, Dzeko, Negredo, Guidetti.