Manchester City have been handed a huge boost ahead of their ties against Arsenal and Chelsea in the new year, with Sergio Aguero set to return in time to face off with the Premier League giants.
The game against Chelsea is likely to have a huge impact on the destination of the title at the end of the season.
City sit three points behind Chelsea in the Premier League, and should they manage to maintain that gap, they could close it with a victory at Stamford Bridge in early 2015.
Aguero suffered a knee injury early in December, and has been ruled out of the games over the Christmas period.
However, Manuel Pellegrini today confirmed that the Premier League’s top scorer is now on track to return by the second half of January.
This puts him on a collision course with both Chelsea and Arsenal, and City will need Aguero’s talents to get a result.
“Maybe (Stevan) Jovetic and (Vincent) Kompany will be back soon, at the end of this week or next week,” Pellegrini said.
“But Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero will not be back until the second part of January.”