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Manchester City are without captain Vincent Kompany and top scorer Sergio Agüero for the visit of bottom side Fulham in the Premier League this weekend.

Defender Kompany is serving a one-match ban after his sending off at Hull last Saturday while striker Aguero is still nursing the hamstring injury which forced him off in Barcelona last week.

Centre-back Matija Nastasic is likely to be out at least another fortnight but striker Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) is back in contention.

Meanwhile, Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah is out with a leg muscle problem.

Striker Kostas Mitroglou is missing with a knee problem sustained last week, but is expected to return against Everton on March 30.

Midfielder Scott Parker remains in the treatment room with his knee injury, while winger Damien Duff is out for the rest of the season, also because of a knee issue.

With a Manchester derby looming on Tuesday and a crucial trip to Arsenal next weekend, Manchester City cannot afford to slip up against a Fulham team seemingly destined for relegation.

The absence of the suspended Vincent Kompany will leave City vulnerable at the back, but if they could do without their captain in any game, this would surely be it.

Fulham can expect to be rolled over at the Etihad.

Stat of the game: Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 19 Premier League games against City.

Manchester City (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Lescott, Clichy; Touré, Javi García; Silva, Nasri, Milner; Negredo.
Out: Agüero (hamstring), Kompany (suspended), Nastasic (knee), Richards (unspecified).

Fulham (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Richardson; Sidwell, Kvist; Holtby, Kasami, Kacaniklic; Woodrow.
Out: Briggs (hernia), Dejagah (leg), Duff (knee), Karagounis (muscle), Mitroglou (muscle), Parker (knee).

Referee: Jonathan Moss. Matches: 18, R2 Y62.

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