Manchester City know that victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night will secure them a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola’s side looked to be struggling in Group C following their 4-0 defeat at Barcelona back on October 19, but their 3-1 victory over Luis Enrique’s side at the Etihad a few weeks ago means that they are well on course to make it through to the knock-out stages.

Their tally of seven points is three better than their German opponents, who really need a win to have any chance of making it to the last 16.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Monchengladbach beat Celtic in Glasgow but could only draw with Brendan Rodgers’ side last time out, and they will not have fond memories of Guardiola’s City, who thumped them 4-0 at the Etihad back in September.

Nonetheless, they have lost just two of their 21 home league games, and gave Barcelona a run for their money when the Catalans came away with a narrow 2-1 success back in September.

With a trip to Burnley in the early kick-off on Saturday coming up for City, Guardiola may need to freshen things up given the lack of recovery time between the two matches, so here are THREE players who deserve an opportunity on Wednesday…

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