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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is back to his brilliant best, following a two-goal-salvo in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.

The win lifted Manuel Pellegrini's side to third in the Premier League table, and fired a warning to their main title rivals, that they should be considered serious contenders for the domestic crown this season.

Under the Chilean's newfound philosophy, City have dazzled with their free-flowing, attack-minded approach, and Nasri has been one of the main beneficiaries, rediscovering the sort of form that prompted the club to pay Arsenal £24million for his services in the summer of 2012.

During his debut season under the former stewardship of Roberto Mancini, the France international often cut a frustrated figure, as his natural attacking instincts were constrained by the Italian, prompting a period of inconsistent form.

However, in 2013/14, Manchester City supporters have started to see Nasri's supreme quality, having successfully filled the creative void left by the injury to indispensable playmaker David Silva.

The 26-year-old has also earned praise from his Citizens team-mates, with fellow midfielder Yaya Toure praising the former Gunner's impact so far this season.

"This year we have Samir doing very well," the Ivorian was quoted saying by the Daily Express. "We have missed David Silva a bit as well, but Samir is unbelievable, an incredible player.

"He made a real impact against Swansea and scored two fantastic goals. When he signed for City, the first season was quite difficult for him.

"You must understand that tactically he was often unsure of himself. He is such an attacking player and, when you tell players like that to defend, it affects them. It's not easy.

"This year the focus of the team is on attack. The team play very well together and Samir has been given his freedom. When you look at him playing before at Arsenal, he has this same freedom now.

"Pellegrini allows players like him to attack and enjoy himself and it's fantastic for him and the club. This year he is doing everything, he's been amazing."

Nasri echoed Toure's sentiment, and suggested that his return to form is down to confidence, and having a consistent run of games.

"I'm playing with a lot of confidence. My team-mates have a lot of faith in me, the manager as well, so it's a lot easier for a player," he said.

In light of Nasri's rejuvenation at Manchester City, GiveMeSport has picked out some other Premier League stars that are enjoying a similar return to form.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to check out the top five, and feel free to add any alternative recommendations in the comment box provided.

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