Guardiola: Kompany ‘fit and ready’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that club captain Vincent Kompany is fit for their FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but does not know if the defender will start.

Kompany has missed most of the season with various injuries, his last appearance was against Palace in the Premier League in November, but the Belgian was an unused substitute in last week's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, signed in this transfer window, is also in contention to start while Guardiola also said that goalkeeper Willy Caballero will replace the under fire Claudio Bravo.

Guardiola said of Kompany: "We will see [if he plays] – but he is fit and ready. The last game he was on the bench, which means he is ready.

"We are going to play Willy Caballero. [Jesus] is fit and he has already had three weeks with us. We will see on Saturday [if he will play]."