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 By Ian Holyman

Eliaquim Mangala vows to prove worth at Manchester City

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley believes Manchester City's loss to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup was deserved as Manuel Pellegrini's side travelled to the Middle East and arrived back far too close to their weekend clash.

Eliaquim Mangala is convinced he will eventually shine at Manchester City despite struggling to settle in his first season in England.

France international Mangala, 23, joined City from Porto in a deal reported to be worth around 32 million pounds in the summer.

However, with competition from Martin Demichelis for the place alongside captain Vincent Kompany at the heart of the City defence, Mangala has struggled to establish himself as first-choice under boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Eliaquim Mangala has had a difficult start to life at the Etihad Stadium.

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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, Filipe Luis doubts for Manchester City clash

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes goes play-by-play to break down Chelsea's extra-time triumph over Liverpool on their way to the Capital One Cup final.

Chelsea could be without Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis for Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.

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The pair had to be withdrawn during Chelsea's 1-0 victory in the Capital One Cup semifinal second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday, while Branislav Ivanovic, who scored the decisive goal, may also be a doubt after suffering a cut foot.

'Branislav could finish the game, Fabregas and Filipe couldn't," Mourinho said after the game. "Filipe was a calf problem, Fabregas was his hamstring."

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The anatomy of an FA Cup upset

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol, Craig Burley and Gab Marcotti divulge their opinions at length as to why many smaller clubs historically triumph over clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City and others in the FA Cup, and Nicol attributes it to complacency.

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Man City wait on Yaya Toure, Wilfried Bony ANC fate with Ivory Coast

Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Manchester City are waiting to see if Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony are able to make earlier-than-expected returns from Africa to figure in Saturday's crucial match against Chelsea.

The Premier League champions were planning to be without their vice-captain and their new signing for another two weeks.

But Ivory Coast could be knocked out of the African Nations Cup, which ends on Feb. 8, on Wednesday when they meet Cameroon on Wednesday.

The Elephants were among the favourites for the tournament but,...

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Toure, Bony could make swift City return

Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

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