Swansea vs Man City : Manchester City take on Swansea in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday looking to preserve their fight for a quadruple of trophies this season.
Swansea City vs Manchester City
English FA Cup, Quarterfinals
Place: Liberty Stadium – Swansea, WAL
Time: 1:20PM ET
Swansea vs Man City Live Stream
Swansea’s top scorer Oliver McBurnie is expected to miss out due to illness, having already been absent from the last two games. Kyle Naughton is a doubt due to some groin trouble but Cameron Carter-Vickers will likely play despite suffering a knock recently.
Leroy Fer and Joe Rodon are still out injured.
Potential Swansea starting XI: Nordfeldt, Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Naughton, Grimes, Byers, Dyer, Celina, Routledge, James.
Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Vincent Kompany all remain unavailable, while Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho are also out.
Potential Man City starting XI: Ederson, Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Silva, Delph, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sane.
Swansea vs Man City : Match Preview
Pep Guardiola’s team may be the heavy favourites for this clash, but the reigning Premier League champions do have injuries to contend with, with five first-team players missing for this game.
John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne are all out, meaning Guardiola will have to make some key changes for the trip to Wales.
Despite City’s inuries, Swansea coach Graham Potter is under no illusions over the gap in quality between the two teams.
Although the 43-year-old knows the visitors are one of the best team in the country, he is not ruling out the prospect of his team pulling off a big surprise.
“They are a fantastic football team,” said Potter. “Clearly they are the best team in the United Kingdom, they are one of the best teams in the world. Essentially, that is what we are facing.
“So we face a huge challenge, a brilliant challenge for the players because you get to test yourself against the best, and we have to try.
“That’s how it is, it is a one-off game. Over a two-legged tie or more than that you’ve got no chance pretty much, because the quality is so high.
“But in a one-off match anything can happen and we will try to manufacture something from that.
“We have a chance to get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, which is exciting.
“You have to go into the game thinking you can win, otherwise there is no point.
“You respect how good the opposition are and the odds are stacked against us. But it’s a one-off game, you have to believe you can win.”