West Ham-owned Martin Samuelsen starred for Peterborough United against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night.
Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi has missed three months' worth of action with injury.
The game at the Etihad pits two of Leicester's closest rivals in the Premier League title race against each other.
The Portuguese international was once tipped as one of Europe's top talents.
Newcastle United have Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko available for selection down the right-hand side.
Kone was tracked by Allardyce when the Sunderland boss was at West Ham.
West Bromwich Albion beat Peterborough United on penalties in the FA Cup last night.
Alastair Cook has warned cricket’s lawmakers not to become “too PC” following reports that the game is about to experiment with sin-bins to counter bad behaviour. England’s Test captain also said he thought the professional game had become “a lot quieter” in recent years because of stump mics and an increase in TV cameras.
Winston Reid picked up an injury during West Ham United's FA Cup match against Liverpool.