Sergio Aguero will be pivotal to City's title charge.

Why Manchester City will win the Premier League

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As we enter February, the business-end of the season is upon us. Pundits are suggesting the title-race is between four teams, but you shouldn't look beyond Manchester City. 

Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham are all seen as City's title rivals heading into the remaining 15 games of the season with Chelsea and Manchester United off the pace. 

Here's why City could win it for a third time in five years. 


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When you spend hundreds of millions year on year, you would expect Manuel Pellegrini to have a phenomenal team. 

With Sergio Aguero leading the line, you have arguably the best striker in the world, perhaps only second to Luis Suarez on current form. 

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Jamie Redknapp believes Aguero is key to City's title hopes as quoted by Sky Sports: "I still fancy Man City to win it - because they've got Sergio Aguero. He can score all sorts of goals."

The Argentine's problem is staying fit, but now he looks to be over the worst of his injury troubles. His dazzling displays against West Ham and Crystal Palace sent a scary reminder to City's title rivals of the talent he possesses. 

Despite missing six league games this term, Aguero is the joint-sixth top goalscorer in the league with 12. If the Sky Blues do go on to win the title, you wouldn't bet against him winning the golden boot for a second time. 

Even if his persistent injuries return, you can have worse alternatives than £25 million Wilfried Bony and promising Kelechi Iheanacho. 

And just when you thought their attacking talent couldn't get any better, look at the quality behind Aguero. 

Over £100 million was spent on Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to make Pellegrini's attack even more menacing. The latter produced 19 assists in 2015 for Wolfsburg and City combined. While Sterling makes Pellegrini's side more unpredictable with his electric pace. 

Not to mention Spanish wizard David Silva, nicknamed 'Merlin' by his City teammates for his creative magic on the pitch. Aguero doesn't need many chances to hammer the ball into the back of the net, but with the attacking talent behind him, he won't be starved of service. 

The problems for City come in defensive midfield, and at centre half. Yaya Toure's showing his age in the middle of the park, while Vincent Kompany looks to be out for a sustained period of time

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If their captain can return for the last few months however, he could be the catalyst to push City over the line. Nevertheless, while their defence can be shaky, Joe Hart provides a formidable wall in front of the goal. 

City aren't the only team to have problems defensively either with Per Mertesacker's mistake against Chelsea, highlighting arguably their closest rivals' weakness. While Leicester have conceded the most goals out of the top five teams. 

Tottenham have the meanest defence in the league, conceding only 19, but the Lilywhites are heavily reliant on Harry Kane to score which could ultimately let them down. While Dele Alli has helped with the burden recently, can the 19-year-old deal with the pressure of a title race? 


The Sky Blues are the only side to win the league out of the four challengers in the last 12 years. That's an underestimated advantage. 

The Gunners have recently crumbled in the tricky fixtures - conceding late to Liverpool to drop two points, they were halted by Stoke and they looked mentally weak against Chelsea. 

City on the other hand went to Upton Park against a very impressive West Ham side, and were able to come from behind twice to snatch a point. 

They know how much every point counts at this stage of the season. City often struggle in the first-half of every season, then go on an unstoppable run when it really matters in the last few months. 

While Leicester have dealt with the pressure of relegation last term, the expectation on the team to win most games in the last five months may prove too much for the Foxes. 

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In April last year, the league leaders were bottom of the table. While it was a remarkable turnaround to lift them out of the relegation zone, winning a few matches at the end of the season, is completely different to performing consistently from February to May. 

Tottenham are also known for buckling under the pressure. They haven't won a trophy since they lifted the League Cup in 2008, and with one of the youngest squads in the division, it won't be easy to hold their nerve. 

City have 13 players with Premier League medals, while the players of the other challengers have zero league titles with their current club combined. 

Pellegrini's side knows what it takes to win, and so does their manager. They can all recall on past experiences.

They won't let their heads drop too much when they lose, and won't get carried away when they win. They can hold their nerve when it matters. And that's a very valuable asset. 


On top of having arguably the best squad, and the experience of winning the trophy in the past, their fixtures are quite favourable too. 

While Arsene Wenger's side have to go to Old Trafford, White Hart Lane, Goodison Park and the Eithad, City don't have to face a team away from home in the top six. Their away form certainly needs to improve, but easier fixtures could see that develop. 

The Foxes have got to go to the Emirates, the Eithad, Old Trafford and Stamford bridge. While Spurs have City away, the north London derby, Liverpool and Stoke away and a London derby against Chelsea to contend with. 

The Sky Blues certainly need to be more consistent than they have been, but with Aguero firing, Kompany to return and the experience of winning titles, it's hard to look beyond Pellegrini's side. 

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