Some big news that rules him out of tonight's game:
CITY defender Joleon Lescott will be out of action for several weeks after having a knee operation today. The £22m summer signing from Everton had surgery on a floating bone in his knee.Although the surgery may likely be minor, he will surely be absent well into January at the very least, which, as the article states, coincides with Kolo Toure's absence.
It's the latest injury blow to the City back line after Wayne Bridge was ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.
And the Blues are set to lose skipper Kolo Toure to the African Nations Cup next month.
Nedum Onouha steps in tonight, and just when the defence was perhaps beginning to settle, the next six weeks or so could see plenty of change in that area.