Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HAPPY RETURNS ; Fernandinho and Mangala Give Blues Title Boostcentrebacks. Were about Demichelis' to Games with Admitting on Bacary Operate as Central the out. Boost [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HAPPY RETURNS ; Fernandinho and Mangala Give Blues Title Boostcentrebacks. Were about Demichelis' to Games with Admitting on Bacary Operate as Central the out. Boost [City Region]

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CITY have been handed a double title boost with Fernandinho and Eliaquim Mangala both fit again.

The duo could return for Saturday's trip to West Ham as the Blues look to overtake Arsenal and Leicester at the top of the Premier League.

Influential midfielder Fernandinho has been City's best player this season and had been involved in every Premier League match of the season before his recent muscle injury.

He's missed the Blues' last three games - including thumping wins over Norwich and Crystal Palace - but is expected to make an immediate return to the starting line-up on Saturday. The Brazilian's return means Manuel Pellegrini now has something a midfield conundrum.

Yaya Toure, who was rested for the visit of Palace, came off the bench and added real quality to City's midfield - while both Fernando and Fabian Delph have impressed in recent weeks. …

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