Manchester City has finished first or second in the Premier League each of the last four seasons. That streak appears in serious jeopardy as the Blues sit fourth just one point clear of local rival Manchester United. But Wednesday's 2-2 draw away to PSG, a club that would lap the Premier League field in all likelihood if they were an English-based club should give the Citizens a new sense of belief.
The Blues have not won successive games in the Premier League since October but with Saturday's opponent West Bromwich Albion under Tony Pulis having little to play for, the opportunity for City is real to climb the table. Combine that with Arsenal facing a difficult away trip to West Ham United and Spurs hosting Manchester United, it is possible the Blues could crawl to within touching distance of Tottenham for second (factoring in Manchester City's match in hand at Newcastle)
It remains highly unlikely City could push to catch Leicester City for the title, but continuing a remarkable run of top two finishes is not out of the question just yet. Much has been made of the return from injury of Kevin De Bruyne but in the league equally important the return of Samir Nasri and Fabian Delph also make a big difference in league play.
Suddenly, the Blues have a fit side and appear poised to perhaps run up the table.