Swansea City vs. Manchester City: Complete Premier League Preview

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIMay 2, 2013

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 06:  Michel Vorm of Swansea City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Swansea City at Carrow Road on April 6, 2013 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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A Swansea City side that's already on vacation will host Manchester City on Saturday.

The last time these teams met it was City who came out on top with a 1-0 win, courtesy of a Carlos Tevez strike.

Swansea have been coasting in the last few games of the season, but are still decently placed for a top-10 finish.

City is virtually assured second spot. However, with four games remaining, a slip or two may see Chelsea overtake them.

Here is a complete preview of the match with the latest team news and projected lineups.


Swansea City Team and Injury News

Swansea's form has dipped considerably in this last part of the season. 

The Welsh side hasn't won any of its last five games, and have only two wins in their last 10. Ninth place is still a strong possibility, but the club needs to put in more effort to end the season well. 

A home game against a top team may bring out an energetic performance from this dangerous side.

Michael Laudrup has a full squad to choose from, and will try to make life difficult for the visitors (via FantasyFootballScout).

Swansea City Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Ki Sung-Yueng, Leon Britton; Nathan Dyer, Jonathan de Guzman, Pablo Hernandez; Michu


Manchester City Team and Injury News

After the disastrous result against Tottenham two weekends ago, City righted the ship somewhat with their win over West Ham last weekend.

The Citizens have recorded four wins and one loss in their last five Premier League games.

There isn't much to play for, with second place all but assured, but City would like to keep up their good form with an FA Cup final on the horizon.

Maicon and Jack Rodwell are likely to return to full fitness for the game, though it's unlikely they'll see much action (via FantasyFootballScout).

Manchester City Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy; Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia; James Milner, Sergio Aguero, David Silva; Carlos Tevez 


Players to Watch

Swansea: Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams' strong play this season has resulted in his name popping up in a number of transfer rumours.

He will face a stern test against Manchester City's attack, and can attract even more attention with a solid display.


Manchester City: Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure hasn't been himself this season, and that is one reason why City haven't been able to repeat as champions.

The Ivorian's powerful play could sway the result in his side's favour should the game prove to be a tight one.



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