After drawing level at the top of the Premier League table with Chelsea over the festive period, the reigning Premier League Champions have got another huge boost to help them kick on.
Sergio Aguero is back in full training. Oh, and Edin Dzeko too, as both players practiced on Thursday with the team for the first time in over a month.
Aguero, the PL’s top scorer this season with 14 goals in 15 games, has been missing since injuring his knee in City’s 1-0 win over Everton on Dec. 6. But now the Argentine striker has returned to full training after spending over a month on the sidelines.
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City’s trip to Everton on Saturday (Watch live, NBCSN, 10 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra) may come a little too early for Aguero but the Citizens will be buoyed by his return to fitness after the 26-year-old had been in menacing form for most of this season with 19 goals in 17 starts in all competitions. Getting Dzeko back after his calf injury will also help City’s depleted front line, as Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to play midfielder James Milner as a forward in a false nine formation over the past few games.
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With Steven Jovetic back to fitness, Aguero and Dzeko not far behind and Wilfried Bony close to sealing his $45 million move from Swansea City in the coming days, Manchester City are suddenly looking stacked with strikers as they aim to jump ahead of Chelsea in the second half of the season to claim their second-straight PL title.