Swansea and Manchester City meet for the second time in a week at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as the Swans look for a quick revenge after their midweek EFL Cup defeat.
Swansea haven’t registered a Premier League victory since the opening day at Burnley. Francesco Guidolin’s team have a record of W1D1L3 to sit 15th going into Saturday’s clash.
The Welsh side also have an inferior head to head record over their opponents with seven wins compared to City’s 20. In fact, Swansea haven’t beaten City in nine meetings since 2012 when Luke Moore secured a 1-0 victory in 2012, and that win marked Swansea’s only success over their opponents since 1982.
If City record a win, they will secure ten consecutive wins since Pep Guardiola took over as manager. City would also reach new territory as the club has never recorded six victories from their first six top flight fixtures.
Swansea’s record signing Borja Baston will hope a promising midweek display is enough to replace Fernando Llorente, and Wayne Routledge will hope to keep his spot over Mo Barrow after assisting Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late goal. Kyle Naughton is likely to return to full-back after featuring as a winger in Wednesday’s EFL Cup defeat.
With Sergio Aguero returning, Kelichi Iheanacho will be hoping to keep his place after scoring two Premier League goals in Aguero’s absence. He will be pushing Leroy Sane for a wing spot, assuming Aguero will return as the central striker.
Midweek goalscorers Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia will be hoping to feature, but the latter is unlikely to displace Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan in midfield. Captain Vincent Kompany is set to miss out after limping our of Wednesday’s clash on his return from a lengthy period out injured.