Manuel Pellegrini
Pellegrini expects Vincent Kompany to be available during City's clash against Burnley on SundayReuters

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his side's Premier League trip to Burnley, but his strikers still remain sidelined.

Although Steven Jovetic was fit to start against West Bromwich Albion, the Chilean boss decided to bench him and start with midfielder James Milner instead.

And the former Malaga boss says that he did this because the pitch was difficult and he did not want to risk the Montenegrin picking up another injury.

"Jovetic was available to play [at West Brom] without any problem," Pellegrini told Manchester City's official website "but it wasn't important for him to play and the pitch was difficult for a muscle injury which he has just come [back] from."

It doesn't look like Jovetic will also be starting against the Clarets as City have been doing pretty well with Milner leading their attack, and the former Real Madrid boss will want to give the Montenegrin a few more days of rest so that he gets time to completely regain his fitness.

Yaya Toure and David Silva were both removed in the second half against West Brom and this sparked rumours of the duo picking up injuries.

But Pellegrini claims that Toure and Silva were removed so that they would be getting more rest ahead of the Citizens clash against Burnley on Sunday.

"Both are fit and there is no problem. We have to play again in 48 hours so it was important for them to rest, especially David because he is just returning from injury," he added.

City captain Vincient Kompany is also expected to be available for this game, having successfully recovered from a hamstring injury he picked in late November.

Meanwhile, Pellegrini insists that he is not taking Burnley lightly even though City are expected to easily win this game.

"I have watched some of their games," Pellegrini told the independent. "They are playing well. I watched them against Tottenham. They are an offensive team who play two strikers. They have good players and if you think it will be easy there will be great problems."

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