Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits he has no idea how his high-flying side will cope with the Premier League's festive schedule.
The Swede recognises that the heavy domestic schedule over Christmas and the New Year could be a culture shock for his eight summer signings.
"We have a lot of players in the squad who are used to going on holiday from next week," said Eriksson.
"They are not used to playing twice a week at this time. How will they handle it? That is a big question - and I really don't know the answer."