Game by game for Blues
City know with an 11-point gap to leaders Liverpool that dropped points are not really an option in the games to come over the next few weeks.
Liverpool's relentless start to the season has meant the Blues have not been able to chip away at the Merseysiders' lead, only watch it increase.
But there is time.
The champions' form of late has stuttered somewhat and a trip to face Burnley would not be at the top of the 'next venues' list, but it is a ground where the Blues have prospered in recent times.
Sean Dyche's side are a very real threat from set-pieces and, as Pep Guardiola intimated at his press conference, giving needless free-kicks and corners away must be avoided as much as possible.
Keeping possession and not allowing the hosts to build up a head of steam will be key to winning his game.
Stats and facts
Burnley have beaten City just once in the last 22 meetings in all competitions, and none in the past eight since a 1-0 home victory in March 2015.
City beat Burnley three times by an aggregate of 11-0 last season: 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium in both the Premier League and FA Cup, plus a hard-fought 1-0 win at Turf Moor in the league.
The Clarets have lost four of their last six Premier League games including a 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Sean Dyche’s side have won just one of their last 26 games against established top six teams
Burnley’s Chris Wood has scored six goals in his past seven top-flight games.
City have scored in 18 successive Premier League away fixtures, the Club’s second longest streak in the division – but have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven.
Gabriel Jesus is hoping to end a 10-game run for City and Brazil without a goal
Riyad Mahrez has scored 49 Premier League goals in his career.