City currently have the likes of captain Vincent Kompany, star playmaker David Silva, right-back Pablo Zabaleta, centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, midfielders Samir Nasri and Fabian Delph and left-back Gael Clichy on the treatment table.
When asked about the status of the injury that kept skipper Kompany out of Tuesday night's 4-1 Capital One Cup win over Sunderland, Pellegrini replied: "We will see from now to Saturday which players can recover.
"We have a lot of injured players - at least eight. I hope we can recover at least some of them."
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