Dec 13, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 20,870
SwanseaSwansea City
0-4
Man CityManchester City
 
FT(HT: 0-2)
Silva (27', 53'), De Bruyne (34'), Aguero (84')

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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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