Manchester City are without four players for their Capital One Cup tie at Sunderland, but Kelechi Iheanacho and Patrick Roberts could feature in the third round clash.
City pair Silva and Eliaquim Mangala will be assessed prior to Tuesday’s Capital One Cup third-round trip to Sunderland.
Playmaker Silva missed Saturday’s loss to West Ham after aggravating a calf problem in the warm-up while defender Mangala was withdrawn at half-time with an unspecified muscle injury.
Young strikers Iheanacho, scorer of a late winner at Crystal Palace earlier this month, and Roberts, a £12million summer signing from Fulham, could be given an opportunity. Spanish right-back Pablo Maffeo is also in contention if Bacary Sagna is rested.
Midfielder Samir Nasri could come back into contention after a knock but captain Vincent Kompany (calf) has already been ruled out. Full-backs Pablo Zabaleta (knee) and Gael Clichy (ankle), and midfielder Fabian Delph (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.
Younes Kaboul is suspended for Sunderland following his dismissal at Bournemouth.
The central defender serves his one-match ban but skipper John O’Shea, who missed the game at the Vitality Stadium through illness, is available once again.
DeAndre Yedlin could be handed a debut for the club he joined on loan from Tottenham at the end of the transfer window, but fellow full-back Adam Matthews is still sidelined by an ankle problem.