City travel to Stamford Bridge 11 points adrift on the Premier League leaders and desperately looking to claw some points back before the end of the season.
And while it seems unlikely that anyone will be able to catch Antonio Conte’s side on recent form, the return of club captain Kompany has certainly pleased the City faithful.
In fact, the thought of a fully fit Kompany lining up alongside John Stones – who has found it difficult playing in a two with Nicolas Otamendi – has thrilled supporters.
So much so, that they couldn’t help but Tweet their joy as Kompany prepares to do battle with the likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro:
@philmcnulty Can only be good for stones too, may teach him how to defend!
— James Rooke (@Jrooke9579) April 5, 2017
@City_Watch Hopefully he'll play more than 15 minutes before leaving on injury
— Tony Soprano (@nass_tns) April 5, 2017
— derek o 'neill (@derekdexy) April 5, 2017
— Read But Never Red (@ReadButNeverRed) April 5, 2017
— PSG bottled 4-0 lead (@manlikeham23) April 5, 2017
— Mark Faulkner (@poyntonmf9) April 5, 2017
My reaction to Vincent Kompany returning to the team pic.twitter.com/jfcknlwjWD
— Joe (@HulbertJoe) April 5, 2017
@City_Watch Fuck yesss
— Haashim Ahmed (@haashim___2004) April 5, 2017
@City_Watch joy in my heart
— Honey Badger (@Zwell_dat) April 5, 2017
— James Travis (@DotsAndLoopsMcr) April 5, 2017
— Leroy Kordei (@SkyBluePep) April 5, 2017
— BLUE OASIS (@silvaoak12) April 5, 2017
Vincent Kompany alongside John Stones ??? ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
— Everything City (@Everything_City) April 5, 2017
Here's to you Vincent Kompany ?#CHEMCI
— Paul Dickov (@OfficialPDickov) April 5, 2017
@OfficialPDickov He's back good luck Vinnie K ?
— Lynn Bate (@BateLynn) April 5, 2017
English pundits readying themselves for Vincent Kompany pic.twitter.com/DRQ0LnsJcA
— khalid (@WorldOfK_) April 5, 2017
Whether Kompany can complete 90 minutes in a game which is expected to be fast-paced and pedal to the metal, remains to be seen.
However, the Kompany’s presence alone will surely inspire his teammates to give a strong performance.