EPL: Swansea, City host Pellegrini’s welfare

Swansea might be a good opponent for City as they have little to play for, but the Welsh side are in good form and chasing a top-half finish

Swansea vs Man City
Venue: Selhurst Park
Kick off: 3pm

Manuel Pellegrini’s last game in charge of Manchester City will be away at Swansea City, and there is still a job to do for the visitors on the last day of the Premier League season.
If they lose, then it will again open the door for neighbours Manchester United to go above them and snatch the last top-four place.
Swansea might be a good opponent for City as they have little to play for, but the Welsh side are in good form and chasing a top-half finish.
Francesco Guidolin’s men have won their last two league matches, scoring seven goals in the process against top-half sides Liverpool and West Ham United, to move up to 11th.
Guidolin has got a new deal and midfielder Leroy Fer, currently on loan from Queens Park Rangers, may join him in doing so.
The Dutch midfielder has made 10 league appearances since joining Swansea in the January transfer window, with Guidolin describing him this week as a “good surprise”.
He has secured three trophies in three years, including one Premier League title, but Pellegrini’s final year has been a tough one.
The announcement that Pep Guardiola was taking his place midway through the campaign did not make things easy and City’s league form has suffered, although they did get to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time before losing to Real Madrid.
The Citizens have only won five of their last 13 league matches, but they are still just ahead of rivals United after they lost 3-2 at West Ham United in midweek in the last-ever match at Upton Park.
City have won only one of their six final-day Premier League games that they have played away from home.

Swansea possible starting lineup: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley, Fer, Cork, Britton, Barrow, Ayew, Routledge.
Man City possible starting lineup: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Toure, De Bruyne, Aguero.

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