Manchester City will be boosted by the potential return of injured striker Edin Dzeko who is tipped to miss the New Year’s Day clash with Sunderland but could feature against Everton on January 10th, Daily Star reports.
The return to fitness of the 28-year-old will make Manuel Pellegrini’s squad selection a little easier after he was forced to use James Milner as a makeshift centre-forward in light of the injuries to Dzeko and Sergio Aguero.
He is likely to return to first team training next week after healing from a calf problem, but his strike partner is unlikely to feature until early February.
Aguero damaged his knee ligaments in City’s 1-0 victory over Everton on December 6th and has been sidelined ever since, leaving the club with a gaping hole in their strike force.
Stevan Jovetic is also struggling with a muscle injury, so the return of the Bosnia and Herzegovina international will solve his team’s attacking problems on the back of a 2-2 draw with Burnley.