Pellegrini: We’ve not had stars perform together

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2016 10:32

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Manuel Pellegrini hopes Manchester City will soon have all of their star players on form at the same time as they look to win the Premier League.

City have struggled with injuries this season, with their star trio of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero among the players they have had to make do without at various stages.

However, Pellegrini has revealed that Silva is closing on full fitness and Kompany should be back within two weeks.

Aguero, meanwhile, has now scored five goals in City’s last four matches having missed 11 games during a 14-game spell through the autumn with hamstring and heel problems but

Pellegrini said: “It’s very important for our squad. If Sergio continues scoring two goals every game, it will be easy to finish the season.

“I hope he will continue playing the same way. Playing the way we do, it will be easy for him to continue scoring.”

City are title favourites, and still alive in three knockout competitions, but are yet to stamp their authority, with Leicester City three points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Pellegrini hopes that will soon change if all of he can get all of his stars on the pitch at the same time.

Pellegrini said: “It’s very important that you have all your best players in the same moment in their top performance. They decide games.

“For different reasons this season we couldn’t do it so far, but we continue trying to be a competitive team in all the competitions. I hope that all of them will return to their normal performance in the same moment.”

City need to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Everton on Wednesday to claim a place in the final of the Capital One Cup. The semi-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium is the third meeting between the two clubs in three weeks after they also played out a goalless draw in the Premier League.

The crowd is not likely to be at capacity, but with 48,000 tickets sold and at least 50,000 people expected, the attendance will still be the club’s biggest for a domestic cup tie since 1981.

Pellegrini said: “I’m sure we’re going to have the support of the fans we have in every game here.”

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