Man City V Sheff Wed at Etihad Stadium - Match Preview

Man City V Sheff Wed - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Lampard set to face OwlsSunday's hero Frank Lampard could start for Manchester City when they begin the defence of their Capital One Cup in the third round against Sheffield Wednesday at the Etihad.Lampard came off the bench to rescue a point for 10-man City against title rivals and former club Chelsea at the weekend and could be rewarded with his first start at the Etihad.The 1-1 draw meant City have now not won in four matches since their 3-1 defeat of Liverpool.But City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists fortune has not been on City's side in those games.He added: "First of all, we were very unlucky not to win one of those games but of course when you don't win, you have some problems you must improve."But (am I) worried about the team? No, because I think we are not playing bad

Especially in the games against Arsenal and Chelsea we played really well."Maybe against Bayern we didn't play the 90 minutes in the way I like the team to do it but it is not easy to play against Bayern away

We didn't do a bad game

But it is important for us to start getting three points in every game."Pellegrini will urge his players to treat Sheffield Wednesday with respect, as they are coming off a good run and City were victims to Championship opponents in the FA Cup last season, when Wigan won at the Etihad.He said: "When you play against a Championship team it is very difficult, the motivation is not the same and they always try to come here and win

Last season, we were eliminated here in the FA Cup against Wigan, a Championship team."We won the Capital One Cup last year and we hope tomorrow we can start in the same way we played in the competition, conceding I think just one goal (en route to the final) and winning all the games."Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one in the last 10 games, they but I am sure the team will be conscious of what we have to do if we want to continue in the Capital One Cup."Pablo Zabaleta is suspended for the game while minor injuries will keep out Sergio Aguero (bruised knee) and David Silva (ankle).Samir Nasri (groin) could be out for a week while striker Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and midfielder Fernando (groin) are still recovering from injuries.Sheffield Wednesday's on-loan pair Royston Drenthe and Hallam Hope are expected to feature having been given permission to play by respective parent clubs Reading and Everton.Boss Stuart Gray has no new injury or suspension worries, but is still without midfield duo Kieran Lee and Sam Hutchinson.Lee has appeared only twice for the Owls this season due to a groin injury, while Hutchinson has missed the last six games because of a back problem

Fellow midfielder Jeremy Helan will be hoping for a recall to the starting line-up against his former club, while goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, striker Gary Madine and defender Lewis Buxton are in contention

Source : PA

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