Sergio Aguero is the talk of the Premier League following his 14th goal of the season in the 4-1 rout of Sunderland on Wednesday.
Leading the praise of the Argentine was manager Manuel Pellegrini, who said, “Sergio is only 26 and he can improve every day,” said Pellegrini. “At the moment we are seeing very high performances from him. Not only is he scoring but he is playing well as well.”
As in, he can’t be contained, he can unlock any defense he fancies, he creates something out of nothing and he can finish from any angle on the planet. He is, at this very moment, the most dominant striker on the planet. Just ask Tottenham, who Aguero scored four on back in October, or Bayern Munich, who Aguero netted a hat-trick against to hand City a 3-2 victory over the Bavarian giants last week.
The leading scorer in the Premier League, Aguero has three more than Chelsea’s Diego Costa, many fans early season favorite to take home the scoring title. Across all competitions, the Argentine has 19 goals in 19 games, not to mention 7 assists to boot.
Pellegrini insists that Aguero’s form is having an affect across the entire team. “We play in a way that it is very useful for him to score. But it is important for him not just to think about scoring but to play for the team. The team is coming again in their performances and all the players are having more trust in what we are doing, but we must continue the same way.”
But the question remains: Will City’s form, sustained as it appears, be enough to get them in a title race with Chelsea? The Blues sit six points ahead in the Premier League table and face a tough test at Newcastle on Saturday while the Citizens host a sluggish Everton side at the Etihad.