Chelsea v Man City preview
Manchester City have been dealt a blow with the news that captain and defensive talisman Vincent Kompany has failed to recover in time from a groin problem.
Martin Demichelis will not be risked following a lengthy spell out but Pellegrini may decide to freshen up his side with a couple of changes after a long trip to Russia.
All the other players are fit, including midfielder Jack Rodwell, who has recovered from a hamstring injury.
Jose Mourinho is set to have Ashley Cole available again after the Chelsea left-back missed the trip to Germany in midweek due to a rib injury.
The Blues boss must also decide whether to recall Samuel Eto'o to the starting XI or keep faith with Fernando Torres following the Spaniard's two goals against Schalke.
Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel is a long-term absentee for Chelsea with knee ligament damage.
Chelsea v Manchester City is on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday, kicking off at 4pm