Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that there is a chance that Vincent Kompany could return to the team in place of the suspended Nicolas Otamendi this weekend after recovering from the calf injury that has sidelined him since August.
Kompany hasn't featured in nearly three months as a result of his latest problem, but the City captain has returned to training and is an option against Leicester.
Equally, Guardiola has revealed that he isn't scared of experimenting with Kyle Walker, typically a right-back, to partner John Stones in the centre of the defence, while he could also offer a first Premier League start of the season to back-up alternative Eliaquim Mangala.
"I have something in mind to replace Otamendi - we have Mangala, maybe Kompany can come back. Kyle can play there," the City boss explained as he addressed the media (ManCity.com).
Fabian Delph, who has impressed at left-back in the absence of Benjamin Mendy, is an unfortunate doubt for Saturday after only being available for two training sessions this week, but Raheem Sterling should be fit after being forced to withdraw from the England squad.
"Raz had big problems - he played the last two games with pain in his back and made a huge effort to play against Napoli and Arsenal - but he is much, much better and hopefully he can play," Guardiola commented.
There are no such concerns over the availability of Sergio Aguero, though, despite the club's new all-time record scorer being taken to hospital as a result of a spell of dizziness that saw him substituted during Argentina's friendly against Nigeria earlier this week.
Guardiola insists there is 'nothing to be worried about' with regard to Aguero's health, declaring that doctors have deemed the club legend to be 'perfect'.
Of course, the 29-year-old had only just returned to action following broken ribs he suffered in a recent car crash.