Championship team Swansea have the unenviable task tonight of stopping the shapely European team as they greet Manchester City at Liberty Stadium for the FA Cup’s fifth round
Pep Guardiola’s team has won 14 spin games in all competitions, most recently Premier League champions Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield to gain a three-point lead
For the fourth time in a row up to the EFL Cup final, Guardiola’s side must keep an eye out for a repeat of their domestic highs two seasons ago, even before considering their European ambitions
You will meet a team from Swansea who are very popular in their own division However, she is currently third in the championship and has strengthened her position with the 2-0 win on Friday evening against leaders Norwich, who firmly established their automatic promotion rights
These two teams last met in an exciting quarter-finals of the competition two years ago, when Premier League champions City were two goals behind to beat the Welsh side late
So Manchester City are making seven changes to the team that fought Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday but still name a frighteningly strong team
Pep Guardiola turned his entire back and the goalkeeper while Gabriel attacked Jesus and Ferran Torres
The midfield trio of Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva as well as Raheem Sterling are the quartet that will keep their places
No team in the country is as well equipped as Manchester City, and even if Guardiola made eleven changes on his side, he would undoubtedly still be putting on a terrifying outfit
Swansea is in good shape itself but ultimately has bigger fish to fry in the championship
Manchester City are left without Sergio Aguero but the Argentine has resumed training with his teammates after a period of isolation from Covid delayed his last injury comeback
Guardiola has no new injury concerns after beating Liverpool at Anfield but is likely to switch sides Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Ferran Torrres and Gabriel Jesus are among those who started on the bench for this game and who all got in
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate The reporting starts at 5 p.m.
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