City are des­per­ate for Toure and Bony to get dumped in Cup and race back for Chelsea clash

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MAN CITY’S ti­tle hopes will be de­cided in cen­tral Africa tonight as they pre­pare to de­liver an SOS to Yaya Toure and Wil­fried Bony.

The cham­pi­ons travel to lead­ers Chelsea for a make-or-break Premier League clash on Satur­day, with de­feat leav­ing them a mas­sive eight points be­hind Jose Mour­inho’s men and pos­si­bly with no way back.

Boss Manuel Pel­le­grini can’t af­ford an­other slip-up af­ter see­ing his side drop five points in their last two games and then crash out of the FA Cup to Mid­dles­brough.

And so City will rush back Toure and new sign­ing Bony if their Ivory

Coast team is dumped out of the Africa Cup of Na­tions tonight.

The Ele­phants were among the favourites for the tour­na­ment, but af­ter draw­ing their open­ing two games they will be knocked out if they lose to Cameroon.

That would free up Toure and Bony to play at Stam­ford Bridge as City pull out all the stops to get them back in time to pre­pare for the game.

City have not won a league game with­out Toure in their side since April. And af­ter see­ing his side fail to score in their last two games, Pel­le­grini will have no qualms about pitch­ing Bony, a £25mil­lion buy from Swansea, straight into the fray. WE NEED YOU! Pel­le­grini

will play Toure and Bony against Chelsea if they get knocked out of the Africa Cup of Na­tions with Ivory Coast tonight

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