When and where
City travel to St James' Park on Tuesday 29 January, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm GMT.
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Pep Guardiola has revealed that Benjamin Mendy is doing "much better", however Vincent Kompany is set for the sidelines due to a muscular problem.
Claudio Bravo is a long term absentee.
Ahead of the match Rafa Benitez revealed: "The midfielders are very well close but are not ready for this game (No Diame, Shelvey or Ki).
"Darlow is getting better, he will be fine later this week. Joselu has twisted his ankle and is not available. No Dummett either."
Last time out
The pair last met on the opening day of September.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring before DeAndre Yedlin levelled on the half-hour mark. The matchwinner proved an unlikely hero, as Kyle Walker netted from range to open his City account.
The Blues' last visit to St James' heralded a 1-0 win in December 2017, courtesy of another Sterling strike.
Rafa Benitez preview
"It is never the right moment to play against Man City because they are so good.
"We knew if we were out of the bottom 3 by the end of January it would be good, so we will see if we can do that tomorrow evening."
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Lee Mason
Notable player links
Steve Howey, Craig Bellamy, Shay Given, Joey Barton, Andy Cole, James Milner
• There have been 178 competitive meetings between the two sides.
• City have emerged victorious in 68, including five of the last six encounters.
• The Blues have lost just one of the last 24 fixtures.