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Zabaleta confident Tevez will make Man City return against Chelsea

Pablo Zabaleta is convinced that Carlos Tevez will make his first appearance in about six month for Manchester City next week.

The Argentine striker has not played for the club since September as he was suspended for going AWOL after a dispute with manager Roberto Mancini.

But Tevez has been back in training and has played a couple of reserves matches and could feature at home against the visiting Blues on Wednesday according to fellow countryman Zabaleta.

"Roberto [Mancini] has told us that he will most likely give Carlos some minutes next Wednesday against Chelsea," he told Radio 9.

"In this team Tevez was a key player over the last two years. The final phase of the tournament begins now and his contribution will be vital for us."

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