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Paul Clement: 'Manchester City best team in Premier League'

Clement: 'City best team in Premier League'
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Swansea City manager Paul Clement hails Manchester City as "the best team" in the Premier League ahead of his side's meeting with Pep Guardiola's men.

Swansea City manager Paul Clement has hailed Manchester City as "the best team" in the Premier League ahead of his side's meeting with Pep Guardiola's men.

City come into Wednesday's tie after a 2-1 derby win over Manchester United, while Swansea defeated Brighton & Hove Albion in their last outing.

Swans boss Clement is fully aware of the challenge that his side face, but is optimistic about their chances.

"City were excellent and deserved to win and be top of table based on form," the manager told reporters. "We are playing without question the best team in the league at this point.

"Recently against Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton they had to dig in and find winning goals in the last five or six minutes. They had to put a lot of physical and mental energy into that derby and we have had one more day advantage.

"We're the team at home, we've just come off the back end of a win, of course, we expect a difficult game but we're going to give them a difficult game. I'm not saying we are going to defend for 90 minutes, we are going to try to create some opportunities and attack with the ball."

Swansea lie just one point adrift of top-flight safety, having earned 12 points from their 16 games.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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