James Milner is convinced that the packed autumn fixture list will be beneficial to Manchester City.
The midfielder, signed from Aston Villa in the summer, is sure that the fixture congestion will help Roberto Mancini's squad settle more quickly.
World Cup commitments and two international breaks has meant that Mancini has rarely had his squad together at the same time.
City have won just one of their opening four games to fall seven points behind Chelsea.
However, the Eastlands giants start their Europa League campaign with a trip to Salzburg this Thursday followed by Wigan in the league and then a Carling Cup visit to West Brom next Wednesday.
But it does not stop there as Mancini's side welcome Premier League champions Chelsea to Eastlands before a mouth-watering encounter with Juventus on 30th September.
And Milner expects City's results to start improving.
"When you come to a new club, you just want to get out on the field," said the England star.
"That is where you really settle in.
"You need to get on with the football, and there is no danger of that not happening because we have a lot of games coming up in the next few weeks.
"Teams are winning games and Chelsea have started very strongly, so you can't afford to lose too much ground."