Manchester City's ill-fated Premier League campaign draws closer to its conclusion Wednesday, as they play host to Wigan Athletic at the Etihad Stadium. This match was originally scheduled for March 9, but was rescheduled due to the two clubs' participation in FA Cup quarterfinal ties on that same day.
Both teams would win those matches—Wigan ran out 3-0 winners against Everton, while City thrashed Championship side Barnsley by a 5-0 scoreline. Millwall and Chelsea were the two sides' respective victims in semifinal clashes last weekend.
As such, this league battle serves as a preview of sorts for the showpiece event set to take place at Wembley Stadium in less than four weeks' time. In that light, what follows will be a preview to the preview.
Here, we will examine some of the key personnel battles that will take place on the Eastlands pitch on Wednesday.