The Sky Blues have been impeccable at home this season having scored 26 goals in the six games they have played at home turf this season and was it not for their disastrous away form, City would definitely be higher up in the table.
The Citizens have scored goals for fun this season and Premier League’s top scorers have notched ten goals in the last two matches something the Swansea defence should be wary of. In their last Premier League outing City ran riot scoring six goals against a Tottenham side which prior to their match against the Etihad side had only conceded six goals in 11 games.
Sergio Aguero has been the architect of most of Man City’s attacking play, the Argentinean has scored ten and assisted four goals in the league and will definitely be looking to improve his tally against a Swansea side which has conceded 16 goals in just 12 Premier League matches.
The 25 year old was replaced by Jesus Navas at half time during City’s 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen which raised concerns as to if the mercurial forward had picked up an injury, but manager Manuel Pellegrini put all such claims to ease revealing that the star striker was rested for the important match against Swansea.
"He doesn't have any problems," the Chilean coach told reporters after the game. "He knew from the beginning he was just going to play 45 minutes."
Whereas City’s attacking play has been top notch, the Citizens have suffered defensively especially in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany. Pellegrini after Man City’s midweek victory over Plzen expressed his satisfaction over the result but was critical of his defenders who he claimed were ‘very very bad’.
"We can attack and we can score four goals without giving so many chances that we did today in defending," he said. "One of the most important things to be an attacking team is to know how to defend well. Today we did very, very bad."
"I am satisfied because we won the game 4-2 but I think we didn’t play well, we didn’t play with the intensity and the pace."
Swansea have failed to live up to expectations after a successful run last season which saw them earning a European spot. Even though the Swans are far from being a disaster, Michael Laudrup’s side lacks the fluidity in attack which was so evident last season. The Jacks have managed just a single victory in their last five games which came in an away fixture against Fulham.
With City on a vicious home run and Swansea not having won back to back Premier League matches since December 1st 2012, Swansea fans will definitely be pessimistic of their chances on Sunday. The last three meetings between the two sides have produced just two goals, with both the sides having managed a victory each, but with so much attacking talent in both the sides there is no reason to believe that the subsequent fixture will not result in a goal frenzy.
Swansea will be without star striker Michu who will continue to nurse his ankle injury, but countryman Pablo Hernandez is expected to make a return to the Premier League after a lengthy lay off.
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