Vincent Kompany is set to return for Manchester City's clash with Chelsea.

The captain has been out with a calf injury since 26 January, since when the club have not won a league game and have dropped seven points.

City have been cautious with Kompany's recovery as it was the third calf problem he has suffered in less than a year. But he has taken a full part in training this week and Roberto Mancini is keen to select him to face Rafael Benítez's side if the central defender suffers no setback.