Aguero, Dzeko & Kompany in Manchester City squad for Everton game

Coach Manuel Pellegrini is handed a boost with both key strikers available as the Premier League champions look to keep pace with Chelsea at the top of the table

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany are included in Manchester City’s matchday squad for Saturday’s trip to Everton.

The return of the pair of strikers will be a major boost for the Premier League champions after the Chilean coach was forced to navigate through the festive period with Stevan Jovetic also struggling for fitness.

James Milner was at time deployed in a central striking role, but he will now be able to revert to a more familiar position with club captain Kompany also set to travel to Goodison Park.

“Both of them [Aguero and Dzeko] are in the squad list for tomorrow,” Pellegrini told reporters on Friday. “Vincent Kompany also – all three of them [are in the squad].”

Aguero, who has scored 19 goals in 23 games this season, has been absent since December 6 with a knee injury, while Dzeko was in line to deputise for the Argentine before suffering a calf problem in the warm-up prior to City’s 1-0 win at Leicester City on December 13.

Kompany, meanwhile, picked up a hamstring injury in the victory over Leicester City but is now set to make his return to action.

City currently sit level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

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