Swansea are the first team to face Manchester City since the blues were confirmed as Champions of England.
The match sees the two teams face each other for the seventeenth time in Manchester, and the Swans hold good memories for City striker Sergio Aguero. The Argentine made his Premier League debut against the Swans, scoring two and creating one in a 4-0 win after coming on as a second half substitute.
Of those previous sixteen games, City have won fourteen, losing one and drawing one. So far, the blues have never failed to score at home to Swansea, and their only defeat was in March 1951, when the Swans won 2-1. In contrast, the blues have kept clean sheets on seven occasions.
City’s biggest winning home margin was achieved in August 1938, when the blues won 5-0 at Maine Road, although the year earlier, City had won the fixture 7-4. The blues have recorded two 4-0 wins; November 1981 and August 2011.
At home, City have scored 41 goals and conceded just 13. Since 2011, the blues have scored fourteen goals, and have won all their home games against the Swans since they were promoted to the Premier League in 2011.
The two teams are currently separated by 54 points, with the blues on 87 and Swansea currently staving off relegation with 33. City are the highest scorers in the league with 93 goals so far, and also have the tightest defence with just 25 conceded. By contrast Swansea, along with Huddersfield and West Brom, are the league’s lowest goalscorers with just 27, but the defence is better than any of the bottom ten, with 46 goals conceded.
It will be an interesting match, but the blues will no doubt want to continue the party after winning the league last weekend, and also look towards breaking the record points, goals scored and goal difference tally ever achieved in the Premier League.