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Sergio Aguero's match fitness in doubt for Sunday's clash against Chelsea

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Sunday can't come fast enough.  Unless we lose, in which case, I hope Sunday never comes.  Certainly, one point from our first two games would be pretty bad, but most likely not the end of the world.  It might feel like it, but it wouldn't be.  No title has ever been won or lost in the first two games of the season.

That said, the start of our season could use a few positive vibes and one thing that might help tilt the balance of Sunday's game in our favor is the fitness of Sergio Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer last season.

"Whether I start or not remains to be seen. I'm trying to get there and be in top condition, but arriving for pre-season later having taken part in the Copa America with Argentina means I need some additional time. With the whole season in mind, what matters the most is that I get in top form and don't take any risks."

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"Beating Chelsea would be fantastic because it's always better to have a head start, but I don't think we should focus on just the early stages. The season is long, we have to be ready from the word go to the very end and try to maintain as much momentum as much as possible."

-Sergio Aguero; source: Manchester City FC

In 11 career games against Chelsea, Aguero has 5 goals and 3 assists (3+3 in 9 games in City colors).  That we've limited him to something less than superhuman-levels of production is probably a testament to our defense.  Alas, that often meant that we were undone in more annoying fashion instead, by the likes of Carlos Tevez or Samir Nasri.

In any case, if Aguero once again isn't fit to start, he would most likely still be an option from the bench just like last weekend.  Plus, City have upgraded his backup from a lamppost to Wilfried Bony, so they will pose plenty of threat regardless.  Still, City without Aguero is preferable to City with Aguero...