It wouldn’t have been easy to predict Swansea City at fifth place in the Premier League standings right now, ahead of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton.
Nonetheless, Garry Monk’s team is situated in that exact spot, with notable wins over Manchester United, Everton, and last week, Arsenal. The Swans will soon battle reigning champions Manchester City, a matchup that will prove if Swansea has the drive to incite a solid winning run.
The Sky Blues are coming off a disappointing 2-2 draw to 19th-place Queens Park Rangers, and will certainly desire a victory, so Monk emphasized keeping players’ sights focused on their formidable opponent.
The match between Manchester City and Swansea will be available for viewers on NBC Sports Live Extra at 9:00 a.m. ET this Saturday.