This is where it becomes tricky for the City management, a host of tough fixtures all squashed into a few weeks, making the usually hectic November/December the toughest period in this season for the rich boys.
Napoli fixture could well be the beginning of a long road...
Liverpool vs. Manchester City (Premier League)
Anfield - 27.11.11
Liverpool are currently on the rise, having just beaten Chelsea at the Bridge, could only mean problems for Mancini and his troops.
Arsenal vs Manchester City (Carling Cup)
Emirates - 29.11.11
It might be an English Cup match, could well mean fringe players and an average affair, well I doubt that. Arsenal will look to put the pressure on City on all fronts at Wenger look to continue their strong come-back.
Manchester City vs Norwich (Premier League)
Etihad Stadium - 03.12.11
Some might see this as time to breath, but with Norwich in some good form, it could well mean City will have to keep the tempo on the top. Norwich might be a lesser team in terms of it's quality, but in the Premier League anything can happen, for City they need to ensure complacency is one of them.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich (Champions League)
Etihad Stadium - 07.12.11
Could well be one of the most important games, City will have put much emphasis on making it pretty deep in Europe's elite competition especially after spending so much money.
They have one game left in the group stage, a victory required and hope that Napoli loose. Bayern on the other hand won't be giving any early Christmas presents.
Chelsea vs Manchester City (Premier League)
Standford Bridge - 12.12.11
They keep coming thick and fast, I can't even imagine the feeling when these fixtures where released, City fans must have looked in disgust.
Anyway, Chelsea should be back from the poor form by then, and could well prove to be as difficult as they known to be.
City will have has lots of hard yard and the team will be stretched, Mancini will have to work around the clock to ensure excellent team management and squad rotation.
Manchester City vs Arsenal (Premier League)
Etihad Stadium - 18.12.11
Yes, there's still another tough fixture, and Arsenal could sometimes be the easiest team to play or the most deadly.
Currently Arsenal are in top notch form, scoring freely and looking good. The defense is still an issue and will need work to keep out the riches of City.
Manchester City vs Stoke City (Premier League)
Etihad Stadium - 21.12.11
Some might see this as a game that gives City a chance to regain the baton, easier opposition at home, but after such a run which could take a lot out of the players, I doubt it will be anything but easy going.
West Brom vs Manchester City (Premier League)
The Hawthorns - 26.12.11
A visit to West Brom isn't one that some might look to avoid, but the last game for the year could prove to be amongst the tough one's for City.