Why Citizens kept Lamps
With Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic in and out of the treatment room, goals are needed from elsewhere and Lampard has obliged. He has seven goals, the most important coming against his ex-club and leaders Chelsea in a 1-1 draw.
2 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
While City have struggled in the Champions League in recent seasons, Lampard has won the tournament with Chelsea in 2012 as skipper.
3 TOURE GOING AWAY
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is undoubtedly City's main man in midfield, but he will be out of action from Jan 17 due to the African Nations Cup, which ends on Feb 8.