The centre-back is available for the first time in two months, although Sergio Aguero is not fit enough to start, while Vurnon Anita & Gabriel Obertan feature for the visitorsVincent Kompany returns to the Manchester City starting XI for the first time in two months as the Premier League champions look to bounce back from defeat to Everton at home to Newcastle.
Yaya Toure, who missed the 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park two weeks ago with a migraine, slots back into central midfield alongside Gareth Barry. Sergio Aguero, however, must settle for a place on the bench.
For Newcastle, Alan Pardew makes four changes to the team that lost 2-1 at Wigan last time out.
Danny Simpson and Jonas Gutierrez fill in at full-back for the absent Davide Santon and Mathieu Debuchy, while Vurnon Anita replaces Chieckh Tiote in midfield.
Gabriel Obertan is also handed a start, lining up alongside Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran in attacking midfield, with Papiss Cisse once again leading the line for the Magpies.
Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Barry, Yaya Toure; Silva, Nasri, Tevez; Dzeko
Subs: Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Kolarov, Sinclair, Garcia, Aguero, Milner
Newcastle starting XI: Elliot; Simpson, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez; Anita, Cabaye; Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse
Subs: Harper, Good, Perch, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Campbell