If City emerge from this fiendishly tricky eight day spell with two or even three victories, then all early season concerns will be blown away. But if they don't then Guardiola will be under pressure.
Guardiola has been beleaguered by a growing list of injuries to his premier league champions, with defensive duo Laporte and Stones availability facing serious doubts.
Phil Foden's nipping out for his bus pass in the morning. An elder statesman now. For one evening, anyway. Tuesday night brought five full debuts to kids from City's academy.
The England captain has failed to score a goal in the league this term, with some attributing his lack of attacking endeavour to the after effects of his failed move to Manchester City this summer.
Paris St Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has played down talk of a rift with Lionel Messi as the Argentina superster faces a battle to be fit for the champions league clash with Manchester City.
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