Well, that's just made the selection for the first game easier unfortunately.
It has been confirmed this evening that Youssof Mulumbu has a broken metatarsal sustained in the final pre seasaon friendly against Brentford, and as well as missing the season opener against Crystal Palace this weekend at Carrow Road is likely to miss a number of other games as well
City boss Alex Neil said on the club's website: "Unfortunately Youssouf has a fractured metatarsal which requires immediate surgery.
"We anticipate his recovery should take several weeks and this is something we will be able to assess further after the operation has taken place."
Definitely not the news City wanted as they kick off their Premiership campaign this Saturday at Carrow Road, it just remains to be seen who replaces him in the central role alongside Tettey that he had been playing in during pre-season with Bradley Johnson and Graham Dorrans the likely candidates