Tevez set for bench role

Tevez set for bench role

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez could be named on the bench for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentinian has not played since September due to his infamous dispute with the club but has now been back in training for five weeks.

City have central defensive problems with Joleon Lescott (groin) out and Vincent Kompany (calf) very doubtful but right-back Pablo Zabaleta (hamstring) and midfielder Gareth Barry (back) are fit.

Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Savic, K Toure, Clichy, Kolarov, Johnson, Milner, De Jong, Y Toure, Barry, Pizarro, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Balotelli, Dzeko, Tevez.

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