City face Everton this weekend.
Silva told The Sun: "Everton are difficult opponents but we are at home where we remain very powerful. They have a good squad with Tim Howard, Marouane Fellaini, Nikica Jelavic and so on, and are what I call a team of warriors.
"Fellaini is proving a big problem for lots of opponents and Jelavic is one of the best strikers to arrive in England in recent years.
"He can beat a defender and shoot in a second and is big danger to us."