Zabaleta blow for City - Yahoo! Eurosport
Roberto Mancini has confirmed Pablo Zabaleta will miss Manchester City's Premier League clash with Newcastle on Sunday.
The Argentinean defender suffered a hamstring strain during the 1-1 Europa League draw with Juventus at Eastlands which Mancini believes is serious enough to make sure he is not involved against the Magpies.
So to Neal's point about Kompany in The Week Ahead, I would throw in Boyata and Boateng as good pick ups as well. The one caveat would be Richards' health. If he's back, and he was in the matchday squad for Juventus but didn't make the bench, there are only two spots for three players.