If successful, the Ivory Coast midfielder will match the feat achieved by Samuel Eto’o.
David Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he broke the deadlock.
Champions Manchester City took full advantage of Chelsea's surprise reverse to cut the gap at the top.
Toure heads a list of five players from the English Premier League among 25 nominated.
Police are probing claims the Ivorian was racially abused within hours of reactivating his Twitter account.
Shortly after posting a message, Toure was sent abusive and racist messages from other Twitter users.