After Swansea's 1-0 victory against Arsenal, it became clear that Swansea City means business. The Swans still have a slim chance at a Europa League spot and can keep their quest alive if they win their next two games and hope that Southampton and Tottenham slip up in their last matches of the season, respectively. The Saints' last match is on the road against City, and Tottenham's last match is on the road against Everton. With the scenarios looking favorable for Swansea, it is a no-brainer that the Swans will press City and perhaps park the bus if they hold a slim lead near the end, something they successfully managed to do against Arsenal, which condemned Arsenal to a rare home defeat.
What matters now for City is that Pellegrini manages to find a good starting XI that is capable of both defending Swansea's attacking line and able to press Swansea's back line if the back four of Swansea decide to park the bus. At the present moment, the only player out with injury is Samir Nasri. This means that Pellegrini is quite expanded in terms of selection. If Swansea is going to play defensive, the obvious choice would be to detract from a 4-4-2 formation, and into a 4-3-2-1, with the attack being concentrated on the wings with speed and having Aguero up top harassing the Swan's defensive line.
Hart; Kompany, Mangala, Zabaleta, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho, Fernando; Silva, Navas; Aguero