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Training gallery: 27 January

City players shook off the cobwebs of the disappointing weekend result against Middlesbrough as the focus turned to Saturday's crucial clash with Chelsea.

On a damp, grey morning at the CFA, the champions began their preparation for perhaps the most important game of the season so far.

Sergio Aguero was one of the first players out, though after a quick test of the training pitch he decided on alternative footwear.

Gael Clichy also was unsure he'd chosen the correct footwear for the greasy surface...

The session got underway with a number of small-sided, high intensity drills.

Dedryck Boyata v Stevan Jovetic - no quarter asked for, no quarter given.

All under the watchful eye of a pensive Manuel Pellegrini.

Pablo Zabaleta on the ball....

And with his eye on the ball...

Expect the pace and power to increase as the weekend approaches.

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