Manchester City play host to Aston Villa this weekend as the Citizens will be hoping to follow up their win last week with another, to prove they are past what has been a turbulent few weeks.
Aston Villa are only four points above the relegation zone at present, having played a game more than third bottom Leicester City, and will be looking to pull themselves away from the mire once and for all.
Here is how the Citizens should line up:
The stopper has been a rock at the heart of Manchester City’s defence, summed up by his performance against Barcelona.
Zabaleta has struggled at times throughout this season, much like many of his team-mates, but on his day he is second to none.
What Demichelis lacks in speed, he more than makes up for in his reading of the game, positioning and intelligence off the ball.
Frenchman Mangala arrived from Porto in summer with a lofty pricetag and has, so far, failed to live up to anywhere near that. He will want to finish the season strongly so as to go into next year looking ahead.
From a dead ball Kolarov is deadly and if given space on the flanks then Aston Villa will suffer from his final ball.