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Training gallery: City get ready for Villa test

Plenty of smiles at Friday's training session....

City travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa on Saturday early evening, looking to top the Premier League.

The Blues play 24 hours before leaders Arsenal who travel to Old Trafford to face United on Sunday.

Pep knows Steven Gerrard's side are capable of giving his team a stern test (think back to the last game of last season), and is expecting more of the same at Villa Park.

Here's the best of the CFA session...