The Premier League title is Manchester City’s to lose, with a win against West Ham on Sunday at home enough to ensure they finish in top spot.
City won the 2011-12 title on the last day of the season with a last-gasp goal from Sergio Aguero – and the Argentine attacker looks set to play a significant role again this season.
The former Atletico Madrid man limped off against Everton last weekend, but has declared that he will be fit to feature this Sunday.
“I feel good – I’m not 100% yet, but I should be by Sunday and even if I’m not, the emotion of the occasion and the desire of everyone will carry me through and I won’t notice any pain," the South American told City’s official website.
Aguero went on to compare this season’s finale to that two years ago – but is expecting it to pan out differently this time round.
“I think it’s going to be different, but that doesn’t for one moment mean it’s going to be easier,” he said.
“That gave them an extra edge – West Ham obviously want to come to the Etihad and beat us, but they don’t have any pressure on them so that makes it a different game.
“We still have a similar pressure on us as last time because we need a win to guarantee the title.”
If City do win the title it will complete a double for Pellegrini in his first season in England after the club claimed the Capital One Cup.
Aguero has had his injury concerns this term but looks set to play a considerable role in Argentina’s World Cup campaign this season.