Manchester City could take a giant step towards a second Premier League title in three years if they beat fellow title rivals Chelsea on Monday evening.
Despite having trailed Arsenal for the majority of the season, Manuel Pellegrini can boast the best and most complete squad in the league, having scored a staggering 68 goals in just 23 games this campaign.
Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure have been in sensational form, but so too have the likes of Fernandinho, David Silva and Samir Nasri.
Both Aguero and Nasri will miss the Chelsea game through injury, but for City it should not matter.
The attacking players they possess should easily conquer the London club, in spite of the defensive tactics Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly deploy.
The Portuguese will know that if City win, then a first title since 2010 will look very difficult for Chelsea, and also for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side despite their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
City’s squad depth and style of play makes them not only the best side in the country, but one of the best in the world.
A quadruple remains a possibility, having reached the final of the Capital One Cup and progressed in both the Champions League and FA Cup.
Negredo has been a revelation, having scored 23 goals since arriving last summer, and should be a spearhead of the attack for Pellegrini’s side. His fine form is what eases the pain of Aguero’s newest injury.
Tough games still remain, with the Citizens having to visit Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the coming months.
But given the quality of the squad, City should sweep them away with their attacking juggernaut.
It remains a question of how much silverware they will win, rather than if they do win.
The answer to that will be clear come May.
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