Manchester City made fairly light work of seeing off Chelsea in tonight’s FA Cup 5th round, and in doing so they keep their hopes alive of completing the quadruple.
The Champions League still looks the hardest one for City, they have the 1st leg against Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium this week, and they look set to be without Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho for both legs of the tie.
It’s one thing been without both of them in a domestic cup or league match, but when you are up against the elite of Europe, you need to have as many of your big match players available as possible.
They are the players that make the difference at the elite level, and in Aguero (in particular) they have an elite player who would probably get into any side in the world.
The domestic treble is now getting ridiculously short for City. 5/1 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bet Available) is the best price you can now get on City winning the Capital One Cup, FA Cup, and Premier League. Some bookmakers are even shorter, with Skybet only offering 7/2 on Man City completing the domestic treble.
They are up against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup, and one of Arsenal or Liverpool will be exiting the FA Cup tomorrow, leaving that competition fairly open for them.
City are outright favourites at a best price of 6/4 with Totepool to win the FA Cup.