Richards and Barry out of Villa Park clash
Gareth Barry and Micah Richards have both been ruled out of City's Community Shield encounter with Chelsea at Villa Park on Sunday.
Barry has failed to recover from the abdominal complaint that kept him out of Euro 2012, while Richards suffered an ankle injury as Great Britain bowed out of the Olympic tournament last weekend. Euro 2012 finalists David Silva and Mario Balotelli are both expected to start on the bench, with Blues skipper Vincent Kompany expected to shrug off a calf injury. Pablo Zabaleta is set to start at right-back while James Milner is likely to have a role to play against Chelsea.