Well, it's all come down to this. Win today and we decide the title race. Lose today and we decide the title race. 36 matches thus far, two left to play, and we're here. I want to see a total effort from each and every one of you. If this title slips us by, we've only ourselves to...
Oh wait. Sorry, that was my talk for the Manchester City blog. Let's try this again.
Hey, football doesn't really matter anymore! There's a few million pounds hanging in the balance, but we're not expected to win. Go out there. Have fun. Take joy in chaos. Because if we win, that's what happens: chaos.
Welcome to the Most Important Match of the Season™. Up the Villa!
Aston Villa starting XI:
Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, Ryan Bertrand; Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph, Karim El Ahmadi; Andi Weimann, Jordan Bowery
Aston Villa bench:
Jed Steer, Leandro Bacuna, Yacouba Sylla, Grant Holt, Callum Robinson, Jack Grealish, Aleksandar Tonev
Manchester City starting XI:
Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Martín Demichelis, Aleksandar Kolarov, Javi García, Yaya Touré, James Milner, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Edin Džeko
Manchester City bench:
Costel Pantilimon, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Gaël Clichy, Fernandinho, Álvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetić