The Villans’ visit represents a third game in the space of seven days for Pep Guardiola’s side, but there were no signs of labouring legs at a sunny CFA with the team in high spirits.
And why wouldn’t they be after we maintained our 100% start in the Champions League this season with a 5-1 win against Atalanta?
The team are under no illusions about the threat Aston Villa could pose this weekend though, as proven by their last gasp win over Brighton last Saturday.
But confidence is soaring in the City camp with the team clearly still on cloud nine at training following a scintillating second-half display under the Etihad lights.
And no grin was wider than that of hattrick hero Raheem Sterling, who will be keen to put in a similar shift again this weekend when Dean Smith’s side arrive for the early kick off.
Check out the best of training via the gallery below!