“You need your best players in their best form if you are going to be a strong team”
But three of them scored in City’s impressive 3-1 Champions League win in Dynamo Kiev last night and Zabaleta reckons the time has come for Pellegrini’s main stars to shine bright.
He said: “Those players are like the spine of the team.
“Joe Hart, David Silva, Kompany, Yaya and Sergio. They are the main players of this team.
“Vinny has been out for long periods, Silva the same, we lost Aguero with a bad injury too.