Pellegrini was keen to emphasise the whole team effort against a side that beat them 3-2 in April.
Defenders Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs suffered knocks in Saturday’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
With defending champs City making no big signings, several sides have played catch-up in the off-season
In Group of Death’s marquee clash, Mario Balotelli soars above the rest, nods Italy home.
City believed they would comply with UEFA’s conditions and be free of any restrictions for the next season.
The one player who has starred amidst City ‘s Galacticos is Pablo Zabaleta.
Manchester City win second EPL title in three years despite staying in lead for just 15 days over the season
Man City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons, after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.
Pelligrini’s side can win second title in three years if they draw against West Ham.
Manchester City rout Aston Villa 4-0; Need single point from last match to win league.
Aguero has scored 17 goals in 22 league appearances this season, but has missed many games with calf and hamstring injuries.
In a reverse of CL ‘05 final, Reds lose title grip after 3-0 lead was overturned by Crystal in 9-minute period.
Manchester City lead the standings with 80 points from 36 matches. Chelsea have 79 points from 37.
Manchester City sneak past Everton 3-2 to go top of table; Fulham, Cardiff relegated after losses.
With 2-0 win over Palace, Manchester City on pole in title race after leaders Liverpool fall to Chelsea.