Manchester City has the best attacking statistics this season ,finding the back of the nets 47 times in just 16 games on an average of 3 goals/game .The have around 14 shots /game record.The credits goes to the attacking front of the team Aguero and Negredo .The duo has scored 20 goals among them in the premier League and 13 coming from Aguero.Aguero picked up a calf injury during the game against Gunners where the blues won the tie 6-3.He is suspected to be out of action for 8 weeks.
Manchester City has 10 leauge games during this period and the FA cup clash against Blackburn and the red-hot fixture of round of 16 against Barelona FC in mid febraury in the Champions League clash.City will miss Aguero very badly during these encounters
Aguero has scored 19 goals in 20 appearences in all competitions this season.He has scored a hat-trick against Wigan in the premier leauge and also scored in the important clash against CSKA Moscow in the Europian Championship.he has regained his form off late scoring 12 goals in the last 11 appearances he has made.
Pelligrini will have look upto the Bosnian Striker Edin Dzeko for replacement .Dzeko ,though a good forward have been in and out of the team this season.he has made only 5 appearences in 16 games and scored just 3 goals.Dzeko ,though a good striker of the ball and an aerial threat for the opposition in the D-box ,does not have shot-goal conversion ratio like Aguero and has lack of regular match experience.
Aguero has tremendous understanding with the wingers ,particulary from right wingers.He has converted most of the sharp crosses from the right back from fellow Argentine Zabaleta and the winger Jesus Navas. Aguero and Spaniard striker Alvero Negredo has been complementing each other which has lead to the sucess .
Manchester City has been in good form defeating the Champions Bayern Munich coming back after trailing 0-2 and to go on and win 3-2 and have sinked the League table toppers Arsenal in a convincing manner in the 6-3 encounter.
Pelligrini will have a real test until Aguero recovers,as already Nastasic and Richards are sidelined on account of injury .Thankfully for Pelligrini the Midfileders are performing exceptionally well .With Jesus Navas joining the Etihad Camp in the summer transfer ,the team has become one of the strong midfiled sides along with Yaya Toure ,Nasri ,Milner and the architect David Silva.
City will have to face some tough teams like Spurs and Chelsea in the late january during which the blues will miss Aguero very badly and to remain as title contender this season,Pelligrini has to bring all his experience to play to sail through this crucial period of the season.And to beat a team as strong as Barcelona without Aguero is a mountain to climb for City
Manchester City is placed 4th in the Barclays Premier League with 32 points and has scored 47 goals ,the highest so far and has been qualified to the round of 16 in the Champions League tournament.