The Blues begin the festive fixture schedule at home to Bournemouth knowing a victory will take them 14 points clear in the Premier League.
City are still unbeaten in the competition having won every match they’ve played in the league since they last faced the Cherries in August.
Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane were all rested for the midweek victory against Leicester in the Carabao Cup and are in contention to start at the Etihad this afternoon.
Vincent Kompany and John Stones are both doubts for the clash and Pep Guardiola gave an updated on their injuries ahead of kick-off.
“Kompany’s much better,” he said. “I think in the next days he will be ready. John Stones is coming back soon as well.”