Red Devil Vincent Kompany will disappear after one match already out of the base, at Manchester City. His place against West Bromwich Albion taken by Aymeric Laporte, who, only yesterday happened to Athletic Bilbao.
This weekend played Kompany the full match against Cardiff City in the FA Cup. It was his first match since he on the 27th of december went out with a kuitblessure. Tonight he sits again on the couch.
Compatriot Kevin De Bruyne is just in the squad.
Laporte came over from the Basque club Athletic Bilbao and signed a contract until mid-2023. The Citizens started the vertrekclausule of the defender and paid the Basques as 65 million euros.
The 23-year-old Laporte came in 2010 in the youth of Athletic Bilbao, and played since 2012 for the first team. In total, he came to 222 official matches (and ten goals) for Bilbao.
At Manchester City Laporte coach Pep Guardiola more options in the back. Red Devil and City captain Vincent Kompany is after all now in the barn, while John Stones in the top one and a half month out with a hamstring injury.
The Citizens count after 24 days in the Premier League with a lead of twelve points at first pursuer, city rival Manchester United. In the Champions League waiting in February in the eighth-finals is a confrontation with the Swiss FC Basel, while City are also in the FA Cup (quarter-final against Wigan and the League Cup (final against Arsenal) is still in active.