Manchester City vs Swansea City preview

By Ric Turner, Fri 21 November 2014 13:53

Manchester City vs Swansea City previewKompany available for selection

Manchester City vs Swansea City

Date: 15.00pm, Saturday 22nd November 2014

Venue: The Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Neil Swarbrick Assistants: S Ledger, M Salisbury Fourth Official: S Stockbridge

Odds: Manchester City 2/5, Draw 9/2, Swansea City 17/2

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Match of the Day (highlights)

Manchester City

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala, Nastasic, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lampard, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Sinclair, Toure, Aguero, Jovetic.

Injured: Kolarov, Dzeko, Silva

Doubtful: Kompany

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWLWWW

Swansea City

Manager: Garry Monk

Squad (from): Cornell, Fabianski, Tremmel, Amat, Bartley, Kingsley, Rangel, Taylor, Tiendalli, Williams, Britton, Carroll, Dyer, Fulton, Ki, Montero, Richards, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Sheehan, Shelvey, Barrow, Bony, Donnelly, Emnes, Gomis.

Injured: Fernandez

Doubtful: Dyer, Routledge

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDWLDD

Captain Vincent Kompany has recovered from the calf injury that kept him sidelined at Loftus Road, and is once again available for selection. David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko, however, remain on the injured list..

Manuel Pellegrini has urged the Blues to find a return to form now that the international break is over, and insists that his side can still catch Chelsea.

"When mathematics say that you can do it, I think that all the teams can do it", said the Chilean.

"We are going to play eight games in the Premier League, we are going to finish the first round at the end of December.

"We have 24 more points to try to win. We have to try to do it, I think that is the only way.

"I think maybe we will not to be top of the table because Chelsea is in a very good moment, but I think it is important to have a good first round. That is more than 41 or 42 points."

City's last home game against Swansea ended in a 3-0 victory, with Alvaro Negredo and Samir Nasri (2) getting the goals. Overall City have won 8 of the 12 games played against Swansea, with 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Read the views from Swansea fan Steven Carroll fans from the SOS Fanzine here.

Prediction: Manchester City 2 Swansea City 1