6 goals, 3 assists in 10 days - Will it be different for City's striker this time?

Man City Inc Dzeko

Edin Dzeko has been in instrumental form for Manchester City, proving just what he is capable of if given a run of games - but will it continue?

Bosnian international Edin Dzeko has been enjoying a rare run of games for Manchester City due to the unfortunate injury to talisman Sergio Aguero.

However in Manchester City's 5-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last Wednesday, the Argentinian took to the field for the first time in just over a month and scored within one minute of being on the pitch.

And on Saturday he was at it again. Aguero came in the 62nd minute, creating City's third and then scoring their fourth in a 4-2 win over Cardiff City.

Manuel Pellegrini is blessed with three outstanding strikers, four if you include Jovetic who has so far been injured nearly all season, and keeping them all happy is going to be near on impossible. 

Speaking in November, Edin Dzeko aired concerns over the amount of playing time he was getting due to his illustrious competition.

“It could be better on both sides, for me and the team, definitely,” said Dzeko, when asked to assess the season so far.

“There are a lot of players and everyone has to get a chance to play, so maybe that’s why. Who knows?

“But I need to play more than I am. I’ve only started four games in the Premier League. But if you put me in there for 90 minutes, everything is possible.''

With Aguero coming back into the fray and Negredo having proved himself as one of the top strikers in Europe, it's likely Dzeko could find himself back on the subs bench.

It has been a recurring problem for the Bosnian and truth be told, he is going to find it very difficult to be considered as important to the side as his Spanish and Argentinian counterparts.

But with him showing such dangerous form, can it be different for Dzeko this time or is it a case of Pellegrini waiting for him to have a bad game before replacing him in the side?

Time will tell but if Dzeko continues to play like this, it's a problem Pellegrini probably won't mind having.

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