Atalanta lost 5-1 to Manchester City two weeks ago but boss Gian Piero Gasperini has no intention of going defensive in Wednesday's meeting.
From pulled thigh muscles to a black eye and shin-pad problems, little about John Stones' season at Man City has been straightforward.
Manchester City will be without both Rodri and Oleksandr Zinchenko for next month's trip to Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
John Stones believes Raheem Sterling's mentality has helped his Manchester City and England team-mate take his game to the next level.
Rodri has adapted impressively to life at Manchester City but looks set for a spell on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is concerned about player welfare due to increased demands, saying: "It's too much."
Manchester City's defensive issues have come to the fore this season, but where has it gone wrong, and what can Pep Guardiola do to help?
Pep Guardiola looks set to welcome back Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones when Manchester City return from the international break.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects John Stones and Kevin De Bruyne to both be available after the upcoming international break.
Benjamin Mendy made his first Manchester City appearance in five months at Shakhtar Donetsk and Ilkay Gundogan was glad to see him back.