Rotating the squad will be key for Pep Guardiola with our capital double-header sure to test the energy levels of the Premier League leaders.
With that in mind. training will be more about keeping muscles warm and avoiding stiffness.
Brentford are up first on 29 December and then it's off to the Emirates on New Year's Day against an Arsenal side who will have had five days of rest after their midweek game with Wolves was called off.
Here's the best of today's session...