Manchester City v Chelsea: Stevan Jovetic awaits 'very important' game and reveals he will be happy with no less than two trophies this season

Montenegrin forward has returned to the side after struggling with injuries

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Stevan Jovetic, the Manchester City forward, has called tonight's fixture against third-placed Chelsea a "very, very important" game, and challenged his team - who are competing for an unprecedented quadruple - to win at least two pieces of silverware this season.

A victory for free-scoring City - who have netted 42 goals in 11 Premier League home matches this season - would bring them back to the top of the league, one point ahead of current leaders Arsenal. Perhaps more importantly, it would give them a six-point lead over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Jovetic has struggled with injuries since joining Manchester City from Fiorentina for £22m during the summer, but did score his first league goal for City in their last match, the 5-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on 29 January.

"It is a very, very important game," the 24-year-old told Sky Sports News.

"I don't think the game can decide the championship but it is very important because Chelsea are behind Arsenal and if we win we will have six points more."

City face Chelsea again in the next round of the FA Cup, Barcelona in the Champions League, and Sunderland in the League Cup final, and while manager Manuel Pellegrini has previously spoken of his confidence that his team can secure an historic quadruple, the Montenegrin says the team needs to win at least two.

"We have a lot of other games and are now playing for four trophies. I hope we will win two or more. I think we need to win that."

How does Manuel Pellegrini fare against Jose Mourinho?