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Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Manchester City have a clean bill of health ahead of the Week 27 clash with Liverpool

After James Milner returned from a minor knee ligament injury to face Barcelona in the Champions League Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Manchester City have a clean bill of health "the whole squad is fit." David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero were all hugely impressive during the win over Newcastle so don’t expect too much to change. With Stevan Jovetic seemingly out of the equation Wilfried Bony looks to be battling it out with Edin Dzeko for a place alongside Kun but with the Bosnian back to full fitness he won’t be giving up his place easily.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Joe Hart's injury-time penalty save to deny Lionel Messi has kept their Champions League hopes alive.

Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's two first-half strikes gave Barcelona a 2-0 lead before Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back for the home side with twenty minutes left on the clock. Hart then denied Messi from the spot in the final minute of the match, with the Argentine also missing a great chance to score from the rebound. "It was a very important save," said Pellegrini. "It would have been very difficult at 3-1. It is not the best result to lose at home, but we will go to Barcelona to try to win. We still have the chance to do it."
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 25 - 4:18 AM

Samir Nasri has started showing better form since returning from injury in Week 24.

Nasri had been having a very quiet season before his calf injury in early January but he appears to have returned with renewed energy. Over the past few weeks we've seen the Frenchman feature far more prominently in attack and he has been rewarded with two goals, two assists and 40 fantasy points over the past three matches. If this form continues then Nasri comes back in to play as an option for your team as Manchester City look to shut down Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Feb 24 - 4:39 AM

Five is the magic number for Manchester City as they clobbered Newcastle United with five goals and the 5-0 win puts them within five points of league leaders, Chelsea.

If you ever play FIFA on the easiest difficulty setting, you probably would experience something similar to the Sky Blues today. It was an attacking clinic, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri ALL had at least one goal and one assist apiece. Dzeko was tripped up in the box in the opening moments to award City a penalty which Aguero converted, and it was game over with 88 minutes to play. Silva earns special recognition from the bunch though, he scored two goals and his assist came about from one of the prettiest passes you will see this year. Wilfried Bony replaced Aguero for the final half hour to make his first City appearance.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 21 - 2:30 PM

Wilfried Bony will be on Manchester City's squad list for gameweek 26.

Manchester City face Newcastle United this weekend and Pellegrini stated in the presser today that "Wilfried is an important player - he’s on the squad list for tomorrow." We don't know if Bony will start, but there is a chance that he gets the nod next to Sergio Aguero. Manchester City have played with two strikers before and they could do it again versus a lesser opposition in Newcastle. If he starts, Bony will be a great option at an affordable price, but he's too risky to use in the Yahoo! game due to uncertainty of the situation.
Feb 20 - 7:42 PM

James Milner picked up a knee injury last week and although the problem is not "very serious" the player has been unable to train and will not face Newcastle.

Aside from Milner there are no other concerns for Manuel Pellegrini as Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony return following their African Cup of Nations triumph. "Wilfried is an important player - he’s on the squad list for tomorrow. We’ll see if he starts or if he’s on the bench." Sergio Aguero has overcome a minor back problem and is set to start as City look to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic has slammed manager Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to leave him out of the club’s Champions League squad.

With Manchester City competition in this season's Champions League with a reduced squad, and having signed forward Wilfried Bony from Swansea in the transfer window, Pellegrini decided to leave Jovetic out of his squad for European matches. It's safe to say the Montenegro international is furious. ""The manager has killed me with this decision. I feel I deserve my place and other people have told me the same. People have told me I am a great player but it is clear that the manager does not think the same way. I am very disappointed, even now. I don’t think it was a good decision or the right decision. I know that I deserve to be on the list. I told the manager this but he did not want to listen to me. I came here to play in the Champions League." With Jovetic now behind Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Bony in the pecking order it would be no surprised to see the forward leave the club this summer.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 16 - 4:23 AM

Sergio Aguero grabbed two goals as City triumphed for the first time ever in the Premier League at Stoke but the night ended on a rather sour note as the Argentine was replaced with 20 minutes to go because of a back complaint.

However sadness was soon turned to joy as the striker took to social media just hours later to allay any fears confirming his withdrawal was only a precaution. The win for City helped get their title aspirations on track while Aguero grabbed his 20th and 21st goals of the season – his first since returning from a knee ligament injury in January. Pellegrini reverted back to a familiar and preferred 4-5-1 formation and City looked more like last seasons champions, form which has deserted them recently. With both Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko occupying a place on the bench plus the arrival of Wilfried Bony which will only serve to intensify competition it will be interesting to see how the Chilean manages his squad over the coming weeks.
Feb 12 - 7:44 AM

Sergio Aguero scored his first goals since December as Manchester City secured an impressive 4-1 victory at Stoke.

After a poor run of form this was an important result for Manchester City, riding their luck in the first half before powering through to a vital win in the second period. The away side took the lead through Sergio Aguero's run and drilled finish but the scores were level when Peter Crouch stooped to head a deserved equaliser for Stoke before half-time. Manuel Pellegrini's team talk worked wonders as his side came out with new energy after the break and James Milner nodded them in front, before Aguero grabbed his second goal from the penalty spot after David Silva had been brought down. Samir Nasri sealed a 4-1 win to keep the Champions within seven points of leaders Chelsea, while Stoke remain in mid-table.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 11 - 5:32 PM

After winning the African Cup of Nations on Sunday Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure will not be considered for the Britannia despite the obvious temptation after another hugely disappointing performance on Saturday.

So Yaya and Bony are still out, but James Milner’s injury time equaliser against Hull should be enough for a start while Jesus Navas is another who will hope to be back – Samir Nasri was poor on his return from injury and Fernando disappointed and got the hook after 45 minutes, so both are at risk of being dropped.
Feb 10 - 8:41 AM

Fernandinho continued his roller-coaster ride with a horrific fantasy score this weekend.

Fernandinho had five fouls and a yellow card on the way to a negative four points. In the last four weeks, Fernandinho has had 9, -2, 17, and -4 fantasy points in the Yahoo! game. Despite the upside, we just can't recommend someone who can literally kill your fantasy team on a given week. Avoid him for now.
Feb 9 - 7:23 PM

Edin Dzeko played well when Manchester City faced off against Hull City this week.

Dzeko wasn't phenomenal but was active and created some danger in front of Allan McGregor. He had two shots on target, three corners won, three passes intercepted, two fouls won, and a tackle won on his way to 15 phantom points. If Dzeko continues to start, he will be a decent fantasy option. However, his starting spot is far from guaranteed so make sure you watch this space for further news on his status in the rotation.
Feb 9 - 7:16 PM

James Milner came on as a substitute and saved Manchester City at least some blushes as he hit a great free kick in extra time to earn a draw.

Manchester City can't afford to be dropping points at home to the likes of Hull City. While Chelsea were beating Aston Villa on the road, the Citizens were struggling to get so much as a point from Steve Bruce's side at home. Yes, Toure was still missing but Jose Mourinho, missing Costa and Fabregas, will have no sympathy on that front. Could City fall out of the top two? It certainly looks possible after two points from their last three matches.
Feb 7 - 12:25 PM

Manchester City will be at full strength for the clash with Hull as Samir Nasri returns to the squad.

Nasri has been out for the past few weeks with a calf injury but will return to the squad as City face Hull in Week 24. There is a chance the Frenchman gets a start in midfield but it's difficult to get excited about him from a fantasy stand-point, with him averaging just four points per game in the Yahoo format.
Feb 7 - 5:08 AM

Middlesbrough produce shock as they beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Patrick Bamford’s goal in the early stages of the second half put Boro ahead and substitute Kike doubled the lead in stoppage time to take the Championship side into the last 16. Although there were opportunities for Willy Caballero and Dedryck Boyata, City boss Manuel Pellegrini named a strong side that included the likes of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero. Pellegrini turned to Fernandinho and Frank Lampard in an attempt to salvage something, but this time the woodwork came to Boro’s rescue instead. City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton have all been eliminated from the FA Cup.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 24 - 3:18 PM


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