Manchester City look to be getting back to somewhere near their best following a 5-0 thumping of West Ham in the FA Cup last weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side ran riot at the London Stadium to book their place in round four, with goals from Yaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, and John Stones, as well as an own goal from Havard Nordtveit, helping them ease to victory over the Hammers.

City will face either Crystal Palace or Bolton in the next round, but before then they have two crucial Premier League matches against Everton and Tottenham to contend with in a bid to get back in the title race.

Chelsea’s defeat to Spurs last week means that Guardiola’s men are just seven points adrift of Antonio Conte’s men at the top with 18 games to play, and, with four wins from their last five, City will be confident of bridging that gap over the coming weeks.

Nonetheless, many still feel that Guardiola needs to bring in more reinforcements in the January transfer window to sustain a title challenge until May, so here are TWO midfielders that would be perfect for City in January…

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