English Premiership

Ivory Coast-less City gear up for Blues

2015-01-29 15:19
Wilfried Bony (Supplied)
Wilfried Bony (Supplied)

London - Ivory Coast's progress to the knockout stage of AFCON on Wednesday was bad news for Manchester City.

Read: Mancini plots Yaya capture

It dashed any faint hopes the champions had of having star midfielder Yaya Toure and new signing, Wilfried Bony, available for the game against Chelsea.

City have not won since Toure, the team's driving force in midfield and a regular source of goals, left for international duty.

With Aguero searching for full fitness after more than a month out injured, goals have suddenly become a problem for the defending league champions, a side who have only scored once in three games.

Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday at 19:30. 

Did you read: Pellegrini says Blues clash is a must-win


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