Mancini promises to deliver title

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes his side will overhaul table-toppers Manchester United and claim the Premier League title.

Having led for much of the campaign, defeat to Swansea City saw United take top spot over a week ago, with the gap now four points between the two Manchester rivals.

City have the opportunity to become the pacesetters once again with a home game against Chelsea on Wednesday, prior to a trip to Stoke City this weekend.

"We will win the title, we will win," Mancini said. "We will do everything to win the title. We need to think positive always.

"Until now we have had a fantastic Premier League, we need to continue like this. We play one game a week, we can have more concentration about this."

Mancini would potentially pull a trump card in the title race this week, with Carlos Tevez expected to return to City's match day squad for the first time since refusing to warm-up against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Tevez's comeback could prove crucial for the visit of Chelsea, having scored six goals in five games against the Blues.

But despite possessing an impressive goalscoring record, Mancini admits he won't make a decision over Tevez until the day of the game.

"A player like Carlo needs to play but for 90 minutes it is impossible," he said. "But if he can play 30 minutes, after 45, then in three or four games he could have 90 minutes, easily.

"Tomorrow we will decide. We want to know the situation with the players."

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