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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
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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