Premier League: Swansea host Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium
Last Updated: 13/05/13 12:04pm
Michael Laudrup: Looking to return to some form
League Cup winners Swansea will look to hit some form before the end of the season as they host Manchester City.
Since winning the Capital One Cup - the Swans have won just one match, and they are without a win in their last six appearances.
Despite their poor run of form, they still sit in ninth and do have a chance of finishing eighth - but they are now looking over their shoulders as they are just three points above Southampton in 13th.
Manchester City have the FA Cup final in their sights next weekend and some of their players may be forgiven for having the Wembley arch on their mind.
But Roberto Mancini's side are still to confirm second place and he will be looking to finish the league campaign on a high after seeing rivals Manchester United take the title from them.
Mancini will also be looking to taste success at the Liberty Stadium, as last year they went down 1-0 on their first ever visit to Swansea in the Premier League era.
Chico Flores is an injury doubt for Swansea's clash with Manchester City.
The Spanish defender suffered bruising to his arm in training earlier this week, but Michael Laudrup is hopeful of having his first-choice centre-half available.
Winger Roland Lamah has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been passed fit for the trip to Swansea.
The England international suffered a back injury in last Saturday's victory over West Ham and with Romanian Costel Pantilimon set to play in the cup final next week - he will be hoping to play this weekend.
City otherwise have no new injury worries or suspensions with striker Sergio Aguero and midfielders David Silva and James Milner having returned from hamstring problems against the Hammers.
It remains to be seen whether Mancini will play some of his squad players with one eye on next week's FA Cup final.
- All three Barclays Premier League meetings between Swansea and Man City have seen the home side win whilst keeping a clean sheet.
- Ashley Williams has made the most clearances (362) and the most blocks (47) in the Premier League this term.
- Man City have played the highest percentage of short passes in the top-flight this season (92%).
Previous game's starting line-ups
- 1 Vorm
- 22 Rangel
- 2 Amat
- 6 Williams A
- 33 Davies
- 8 Shelvey
- 7 Britton
- 20 de Guzman
- 11 Hernandez
- 15 Routledge
- 10 Bony
Team taken from Swansea City vs Newcastle United (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 19th April 2014
- 1 Hart
- 5 Zabaleta
- 4 Kompany
- 26 Demichelis
- 13 Kolarov
- 7 Milner
- 25 Fernandinho
- 14 Garcia
- 8 Nasri
- 16 Aguero
- 9 Negredo
Team taken from Manchester City vs Sunderland (Barclays Premier League) on Wednesday 16th April 2014
Barclays Premier League
|12||West Ham United||35||37|
|16||West Bromwich Albion||33||33|