MATCH PREVIEW: Man City v Swans
22nd November 2014
The Swans will be looking to continue their recent good form when they face Manchester City on Saturday (3pm).
Garry Monk's side travel to the Etihad Stadium on the back of a three-game unbeaten run - including a 2-1 victory over Arsenal last time out.
That result against the Gunners moved Swansea up to sixth in the Premier League table.
They now lie just three points behind a Manchester City side that has been in indifferent form of late.
Manuel Pellegrini's charges are eight points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, but the Swans have tasted defeat in each of their last three visits to the Etihad since winning promotion to the top flight.
The Swans have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's clash, while City are without David Silva, Aleksandar Kolorov and Edin Dzeko through injury.
WHAT THEY SAID
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "I think December and this week of November are a decisive month for the Premier League.
"We are going to play eight games of the Premier League, we are going to finish the first round (of fixtures) at the end of December. We have 24 more points to try to win. We have to try to do it."
Swans boss Garry Monk: "It's a tough place to go. They have an extremely good squad and are the defending champions.
"But it is a game that we are looking forward to and the players will relish it.
"It is a chance to see how far we have come as individuals and as a group, but we need to go there and put on a performance that hopefully warrants some points."
- The Swans have failed to score in each of their last three visits to the Etihad Stadium
- Sergio Aguero has scored 12 goals in 11 Barclays Premier League games this season and just nine of those appearances were starts
- 18 points after 11 games is Swansea City's best start to a Premier League campaign, beating the 13 they accrued at this point in 2011-12 and 2012-13
- Under Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City have won 20 and lost just two of their 24 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium
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