They are working hard to close down Chelsea in the race for the Premier League, but injuries are doing Manchester City no favors right now. The Citizens are going to be without their talisman and captain Vincent Kompany for the next two to three weeks. This is on top of the injuries to all their strikers.
The likes of Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Steven Jovetic are all out with different injuries. City only have three first team strikers, which poses a problem for the manager.
City will have to come up with a creative formation for the next three or four games. It is likely that they will go with Samir Nasri or David Silva as a false nine, with five midfielders playing behind that player. Luckily for City, they do have plenty of quality midfielders who can play in different roles.
A likely formation would be Fernando and Fernandinho in defensive midfield, with Nasri and Navas on the wings. David Silva would play as a false nine, with Yaya Toure in behind as the attacking midfielder.
Despite the injury set backs, City are in no mood to drop further points until the New Year. They know that Chelsea have tougher games over this Christmas period. They will be hoping to close the game to four or three points by the 1st of January. This would give City a tremendous opportunity to win the title. With some of the upcoming matches for both squads looking so good, Igor Cornelsen and I will be staying tuned throughout the next couple weeks.