Premier League leaders Manchester City have the opportunity to move a step closer to winning the title with a win at European football hopefuls Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Villa are one of the several clubs in with a chance of securing a place in the Europa League next season and only a win over Manchester City will boost that chance when the two teams meet at Villa Park.
Pep Guardiola has admitted his biggest fear is the prospect of witnessing more players on the treatment table. Manchester City have been ravaged by injuries over the last few months, but the club has been able to maintain the push for a quadruple going on. This has been largely possible due to a very large squad at the disposal of the former Bayern Munich manager. However, even that has been stretched in the last few weeks with a number of players unavailable due to injuries.
The final international break is upon Manchester City, who will have only a couple of senior players left in the squad. The major problem for Guardiola is the increased potential for injuries when stars go out for international duty. Since the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, and John Stones have been faced with a lot of injury problems this season, City have been unable to rotate the squad. It remains to be seen if the effects will be witnessed in the final moments of the season. City are facing the potential of up to 8 matches just in the month of April. This is one of the biggest challenges a team has to face when going for four different trophies.