Clichy isn't expecting it to be a straight forward game.
"We have to try and get as many points as possible, it's going to be tough and it's going to be intense but we know the league can be set up by this period of the season as we enter January and February," Clichy stated to City's website.
"It's going to be difficult but we're confident of doing good things.
"It's really difficult to play a team who have been struggling and then bring in a new manager as the players all want to show something different.
"It's always a difficult place to go but as long as we play the way that we want to it's going to be tough for the other team, too."