PREVIEW: Man City v Swansea City

5th February 2017
First team

Swansea City travel to Manchester City on Sunday aiming for their third league victory on the bounce.

The Swans have found positive form under new boss Paul Clement and have won three of their last four Premier League fixtures, including back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Southampton.
 
Recent results have ensured Clement's side have climbed above the relegation zone and level on points with 15th-placed Middlesbrough, but still just two points ahead of 18th-placed Manchester City.
 
A surprise victory at the Etihad Stadium would undoubtedly provide the Swans with an almighty boost as they aim to widen the gap between themselves and the bottom three.
 
But it will be by no means a simple task, with Pep Guardiola's men also coming to form on the back of dip in performances.
Man City will be looking to follow up their 4-0 midweek win at West Ham with another positive result today.
 
TEAM NEWS
Following his impressive home debut, Luciano Narsingh is in contention to make his first Premier League start at the Etihad Stadium.
 
Meanwhile, Manchester City have a clean bill of health, with the exception of Ilkay Gundogan, who is a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
 
WHAT THEY SAID
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Gabriel Jesus: "He's 19, but he's already a striker for Brazil.
 
"He attacks the goal, he wants to score. It's like a water melon. You have to open it and see. The prospect was good, a young player with good talent.
 
"These guys are the future of the club. In Europe no one has strikers as young as Manchester City."
 
Swans head coach Paul Clement: "We have still got 15 games to go and there is a very hard one next at Manchester City.
 
"There's a lot of football to be played this season, a lot of training sessions to get through and a lot of hard work still to be done.
 
"Sunderland, Hull, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Leicester and ourselves all have the belief and we are all working very hard to stay in this league.
 
"At the moment it looks like three out of those six clubs, but in a couple of weeks' time it could be three from four or five or even seven or eight.
 
"We just have to take each week as it comes. If we keep going the way we are, we will have a big chance.
 
 
PAST MEETINGS
Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City (September 2016)
 
Swansea City 1-2 Manchester City (September 2016)
 
Swansea City 1-1 Manchester City (May 2016)
 
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City (December 2015)
 
Swansea City 2-4 Manchester City (May 2015)
 
PRE-MATCH STATS
2 - Manchester City have kept just two clean sheets at home all season.
 
9 - The Swans haven't beaten Man City in nine matches - a run stretching back to 2012.