Roberto Mancini's men are in excellent form and have yet to drop a point since losing away to Bayern Munich, whereas their visitors are without a league win since August
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy
Milner, Yaya Toure, Barry
Aguero, Balotelli, Silva
Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward
Guedioura, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis
With Owen Hargreaves - who is still struggling with a calf injury - the only doubt for the league leaders, there are plenty of options for the Italian to choose from. Star names such as Sergio Aguero and David Silva should return.
Unlike their illustrious hosts, Wolves do have selection problems up front, with striker Steven Fletcher likely to miss out on the clash with a calf injury while defender Kevin Foley is aiming for a return in December after undergoing ankle surgery.
Mick McCarthy may opt to bring in Adlene Guedioura as the Algeria international impressed after he replaced Adam Hammill off the bench in the 2-2 draw with Swansea at Molineux last Saturday.
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- Manchester City have already scored more goals this season (33) than they managed in the entire 2005-06 campaign under Stuart Pearce.
- In Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli, City possess three of the league's top seven goalscorers.
- The Citizens' league goal tally is equal to that of Liverpool, Stoke, Wolves and Wigan combined.
- As if being five points clear at the top of the Premier League wasn't enough, Mancini's men are also joint top of the disciplinary league alongside Swansea, with 11 yellow cards and no reds.
- Both Silva and Nasri have six assists to their name so far this term, and are the only two players in the league to reach that total.
- Wolves have never beaten City at the Etihad Stadium, with the last victory in the blue half of Manchester coming at Maine Road in 1999.
- The Midlands outfit have lost all four games against teams in the top half of the table.