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Have your Say! Should Pellegrini Put Faith in Kelechi Iheanacho?

The 18 year-old striker might need to step up

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Sergio Aguero's prolonged absence was something that some Manchester City fans thought could derail the season. But other Blues supporters felt that between Wilfried Bony and high-flying midfielders Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, City could offset Aguero's scoring output.

Bony has a clear role and style of play, but his hold-up work wasn't appreciated by many Blues supporters in Sunday's 0-0 Manchester Derby draw. Bony's goal rate at his previous clubs led many Blues supporters to believe he could produce Edin Dzeko like scoring binges, but that has not happened as of yet. Also it has become fairly obvious that the player's fitness levels are not high enough to maintain a high level for 90 minutes.

This leads us to Kelechi Iheanacho. The 18 year-old has been the chief beneficiary of the sale of Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetić and fellow youngster José Ángel Pozo. Iheanacho's flashes of brilliance and his game-winning goal at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace in August, have sold many fans on his ability to contribute now.

But Pellegrini who is generally skeptical of playing younger players is unlikely to put full faith in Iheanacho.

But we ask you the Bitter and Blue readers should Pellegrini put faith in young Iheanacho and give him more playing time and maybe even some starts. Feel free to leave comments below!