Yaya Toure is confident that Manchester City will enjoy a big lift when Vincent Kompany returns from injury.
The Belgium international centre back has been back in training for the past week and could be in contention to return as City face away tests at West Brom and Southampton this week.
The Ivory Coast international said: “It’s a big test for us because we need to change this run and try to be at the top.
“These couple of weeks we have shown how strong we are at home, but in this Premier League you have to do the business away as well.
“We have to stay close to the big rivals. Arsenal and Chelsea are doing well and they win away as well as home, that’s the difference.
“I hope the team can do well against West Brom and Southampton and I think it’s going to be fine.
“Our captain Vincent Kompany is coming back and everything will settle down.”