Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed he expects Carlos Tevez to return to the club on Thursday or Friday. Argentina international Tevez was given compassionate leave and allowed to return to his homeland earlier this month due to complications with his wife Vanesa's pregnancy.
Mancini has now indicated that, having spoken to Tevez, he is convinced he would be available for the match at Chelsea.
"I spoke with him ion Monday and I think that he will come back on Thursday or Friday morning," Mancini said, before adding: "I am sure."
He continued: "It is important Carlos comes back Thursday or Friday so he can play against Chelsea. He said to me that every day he has been training in Argentina, every morning.
"He had a serious problem but now I think he resolved his problem."