Manchester City v Swansea

Manchester City will be hopeful of an improved performance when they welcome managerless Swansea City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City at the Britannia in the league last time out, but battled back from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 in the Champions League in midweek.

They have since dropped to third in the league standings, with just two wins in the Premier League in their last five fixtures.

Manuel Pellegrini will once again have to cope without the services of Sergio Aguero, who remains out with a heel injury.

Vincent Kompany will also miss out with a calf problem, but fellow defender Martin Demichelis is available again after recovering from a tendon injury.

Swansea will be without a manager for Saturday's game after the departure of Garry Monk on Wednesday after a poor start to the season and caretaker manager Alan Curtis will be on the sidelines at the Etihad.

The Swans are currently languishing in 15th in position in the league standings and are winless in their last five games in the Premier League.

Curtis, though, has no real injury concerns, with Franck Tabanou the only definite absentee with a thigh injury.

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