Swansea City vs Manchester City preview: Blues without five senior players for trip to Liberty Stadium

By Ric Turner, Fri 15 March 2019 18:25


Swansea City vs Manchester City preview: Blues without five senior players for trip to Liberty StadiumKevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy all miss out through injury

Swansea City vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Cup Quarter Final

Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 16th March 2019

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Referee: Andre Marriner Assistants: S Burt, M Perry Fourth Official: S Hooper

Odds: Swansea 22/1 , Draw 8/1, City 1/8

Tickets: Sold out

TV: BT Sport

Swansea City

Manager: Graham Potter

Squad (from): Nordfeldt, Benda, Mulder, Olsson, van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Rodon, Roberts, John, Naughton, Harries, Fer, Celina, Narsingh, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, McKay, James, Grimes, Fulton, Byers, Dhanda, AMcBurnie, Asoro, Baker-Richardson

Injured: Lennon, Lowton

Doubtful: Bardsley, Gudmundsson

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLWLW

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, Delph, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Bravo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Kompany, Stones, Mendy

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWD

City will be without five senior players for the trip to Swansea for the quarter-final of the FA Cup, Pep Guardiola confirmed at today's press conference. Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy all miss out through injury.

"We will have to make changes," he said. "Stones on bench, not ready to play. He is still recovering.

"Vinny and Kevin not fit. We don’t have too many options. 

"Tomorrow is a quarter final, that is the most important thing by far, to reach the semis."

City's last away game at the Liberty Stadium ended in a 4-0 victory, with David Silva (2), Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 16 of the 21 games played against the Swans, with 2 draws and 3 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, D Silva, B Silva, Mahrez, Sane, Jesus

Score prediction: Manchester City 3 Burnley 0

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