Aymeric Laporte expects Manchester City to go all out to get the title wrapped up with victory over rivals Manchester United next weekend.
The runaway Premier League leaders can now claim the trophy with six games to spare by beating their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium after disposing of Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday.
But next Saturday's game comes between two huge Champions League quarter-final clashes against Liverpool and manager Pep Guardiola has stressed that Wednesday's first leg at Anfield is his immediate priority.
Aymeric Laporte expects Manchester City to go all out to get the title wrapped up next week
Yet derby thoughts cannot entirely be put aside and Laporte recognises the potential dream scenario for supporters.
The defender said: 'Obviously that is a very important game on Saturday. I think it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we must take advantage of it. We must try to win and get the Premier League we all want.'
Laporte, signed for a club record £57million in January, had a hand in Leroy Sane's fourth-minute opener as City swept Everton aside.
The Frenchman played in the outstanding David Silva, whose floated cross was lashed in on the volley by the equally impressive Sane.
Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling added two more before the interval as lacklustre Everton were ripped apart.
Yannick Bolasie scored a consolation for the hosts