Manchester City will look to continue to draw home comfort from a disappointing season with a victory over FA Cup finalists Aston Villa on Saturday which would edge them closer to a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Manchester City kept their slim title hopes alive thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City`s Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the top of most wish lists.
Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday`s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.
Spanish striker David Silva has backed Manchester City to put pressure on current Premier League leaders Chelsea after removing Jose Mourinho's men's lead over the past month, and has also warned the Londoners that they could slip up at Stoke City in Monday's encounter.