Man City boss expects Tevez back for Chelsea clash

Mancini has confirmed that he expects the Argentina international to return to the club on Thursday or Friday.

Tevez has been been in Argentina after being given a compassionate leave as his partner gave birth prematurely to their daughter.

“I spoke with him yesterday and I think that he will come back on Thursday or Friday morning,” Mancini said on Tuesday.

Mancini 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.”