The Blues are yet to taste defeat this season, with their latest victory coming over West Brom in the Carabao Cup.
"Everybody expects them to be close to winning the league this year so it'll be a tough game".
Jake Livermore will miss the game after being given time off by the Baggies.
"The great thing was that we were creating chances and opportunities against one of the top teams in Europe, and one of the top teams in England".
Livermore will return to training on Thursday after his manager stated he was mentally exhausted following a reduced break.
City's Ilkay Gundogan could step up his return from a long-term knee injury with a first start of the season.
The two Premier League giants went through easily on Wednesday as they dispatched lower-league opposition. Albion have lost their last 11 meetings with City in all competitions too.
City boss Pep Guardiola has rotated his side for the league cup in order to rest players for this weekends Premier League clash against an out-of-form Crystal Palace.