The last encounter between these two teams, at the beginning weekend of the Premier League, resulted in City thumping Swansea 4 goals to nil at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Since then the two clubs', who are at the opposite ends of the table, have had different ambitions in the Premier League.

Manchester City have been simply outstanding this season, winning 21 out of their 27 Premier League games. City, who come after four back-to-back victories against Fulham, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Bolton, will be looking to win this one to cement their number one position at the Premier League.

Life has been hard for Swansea city, who currently lie just two places above the relegation zone. With 10 defeats and 8 wins, the Swans have not exactly had a smooth season. However, Swansea, who did manage pull off a stunning 3-2 over Arsenal earlier this year, will be hoping for a similar result against Roberto Mancini's men.

Manchester City probable team: Hart; Richards, K Toure, Lescott, Clichy; Y Toure, Barry; Silva, Aguero, Nasri; Balotelli

Swansea City probable team: Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Caulker, Taylor; Britton, Allen; Routledge, Sigurdsson, Sinclair; Graham