Nothing less than three points will be good enough for Premier League champions Manchester City, who head into this evening’s Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road nine points behind league-leaders Chelsea.
For the first time since taking the reigns at the Etihad Stadium, Manuel Pellegrini is under some pressure. And the weight on his shoulders increased earlier this week with that 2-1 defeat to CSKA Moscow, which leaves City on the brink of elimination from the Champions League.
QPR may fancy their chances of causing an upset, despite having won just two of their first 10 matches since returning to the top flight in the summer.
The teams are now in - and this is how they line-up.
QPR XI: Green; Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Suk-Young; Sandro, Henry, Vargas, Fer; Austin, Zamora.
Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Kranjcar, Hoilett.
Manchester City XI: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Nasri, Navas, Toure, Aguero.
Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Milner, Dzeko, Jovetic, Lampard, Boyata.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms