PepGuardiolasperfectstartatManchesterCitysufferedararesetbackwhenVincentKompanywasinjuredmidweek,butprolificSergioAgueroreturnsforthePremierLeagueleadersatSwanseaonSaturday。

ClubcaptainKompanyhashadalitanyofinjuryproblemsoverthelasttwoyearsandwasplayinghisfirstgameinsixmonthsonWednesday,havingrecoveredfromgroinsurgery,asCitywon2-1atSwanseaintheLeagueCupthirdround。

TheBelgiumcentre-backappearedtobefineuntilthesecondminuteofsecond-halfstoppagetime,whenheranstraightdownthetunnelafterGylfiSigurdssonscoredSwanseasconsolationgoal,eventhoughtherewereafewmomentsofthematchstilltoplay。

KompanysfitnessisGuardiolasmainconcernashepreparesCitytofaceFrancescoGuidolinsteamforthesecondtimeinfourdaysattheLibertyStadium。

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ItseemsunlikelyKompanywillbeabletoplayanypartbut,significantly,oneplayerwhowillbeavailableforCityisAguero。

TheArgentinaforwardhascompletedathree-matchsuspensionimposedretrospectivelyaftertelevisioncamerascaughthimelbowingWestHamdefenderWinstonReidduringaleaguefixturelastmonth。

WithAguerocertaintoreturn,theimpressiveKelechiIheanacho,whohasdeputisedforCitysstarstriker,maybeforcedtoreturntothesidelines。

Aguero,aswithalltheplayersincontentionforSaturday,hasspentmuchoftheweekinsouthWalesalready,withCitychoosingtostayatCelticManor,the2010RyderCupvenuenearNewport,betweenthetwoSwanseagames。

IfwehadcomebacktoManchesterontheThursdayforrestandrecovery,thenontheFridaymorning,wewouldhavetocomebackagain,Guardiolasaid。

Iwouldprefertobetherefortheregenerationbecausethisweekissoimportantforus。

WehavetwoPremierLeagueawaygames。

WehaveacrucialgameintheChampionsLeagueinGlasgowatCeltic。

Iwantustorecoverwell,andtrainwell,prepareaswellaspossibleforourtwogamesinSwansea,forourgameintheChampionsLeagueandforTottenhamaway。

Guardiolahasdelveddeepintohissquadoverthelastfewdays,makingninechangesforWednesdaysgame,butmostofthosewhofiguredinlastSaturdays4-0PremierLeaguewinoverBournemoutharelikelytoberestored。

Thereremainsnoplaceinthematch-daysquadforIvoryCoastmidfielderYayaToure,whohasbeentoldhewillnotplayfortheclubagainuntilDimitriSeluk,hisagent,apologisesforcriticismmadeofGuardiola。

GuidolinisundersignificantpressureafterhisteamextendedtheirwinlessruntofourmatchesonWednesday。

FormerManchesterUnitedwingerandassistantmanagerRyanGiggshasbeensuggestedasapossiblecandidatetoreplaceGuidolinshouldresultsfailtoimprovefast。

However,theItalianisunderstoodtoretainthesupportofSwanseasAmericanowners。

Wejusthavetolookforward,Guidolinsaid。

Ifweplaywellandworkhard,Ithinkwearegoingtohavesomebettermoments。

SwanseamadeeightchangesfortheLeagueCupgameagainstCity,withGuidolinhavingtodecidehowmanyofthoseplayerstoretainasheseeksasignificantimprovementonlastweekendspoordisplayina1-0defeatatSouthampton。

AtSouthampton,wedeservedtolose。

ButagainstManchesterCity,westartedverywell,withfocus,aggression,intensityandgoodballpossession,theItaliansaid。

Saturdaysgamewillbemoredifficult。