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This is by no means an assertion that Manchester City is the best team in the world.
Barcelona and Manchester United have earned their place as the best two teams in the world because they have combined flair with team work.
Manchester City does however have a squad consisting of more world class players.
In their last two Premier League games they have named: Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Adam Johnson, James Milner, Gael Clichy, Stefan Savic, Alexsander Kolarov and Costel Pantillimon, as substitutes.
When compared to the substitutions their rivals to fourth position are able to make, stark contrasts can certainly be made.
Manchester United has been able to turn to the likes of Ryan Giggs, Chicharito, Park Ji- Sung and Dimitar Berbatov from the sub bench, but bench edges it in terms of individual quality.
Likewise, Chelsea have had the luxury of being able to place Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda on the substitute list, but City’s bench again edges it in terms of quality.
When it comes to Arsenal, Mancini’s options are far superior to the players that Arsene Wenger has at his disposal; Ignasi Miquel, Henri Lansbury and Ryo Miyaichi are not going to strike fear into many Premier League opponents.
So much talent on the subs bench, and the likes of Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor unable to find their way into Mancini’s 25 man squad, is an ominous sign of the quality Mancini has at his disposal.
Carlos Tevez, although his future remains in doubt, has been one of the finest players in the Premier League for the past five seasons.
David Silva is one of the most exciting midfielders in the world to watch.
Joe Hart has every right to consider himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Sergio Aguero and Eden Dzeko are two of the finest strikers currently playing in the Europe.
And the list goes on,
Yaya Toure can turn defence to attack, by way of dribbling or passing with immense accuracy, in a split second.
Samir Nasri has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders.
Vincent Kompany already looks like a fantastic defender and can safely be regarded as one of the best ball winners in the league.
All in all, it cannot be refuted. City has a squad that could become omnipotent.