Swansea manager Michael Laudrup must decide whether first-choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm is fit enough to return in place of Gerhard Tremmel.
Dwight Tiendalli and Alvaro Vazquez look set to continue to deputise for injured duo Angel Rangel and Wilfried Bony at right-back and up front respectively. Leon Britton looks likely to recover from the toe problem that forced him out of the Etihad clash and, while Michu is on course to return to training this week, he is set to miss out once again with ongoing knee and ankle issues as Laudrup courts caution with his fitness.
Alan Pardew has a fully-fit squad at his disposal but may keep faith with the same side that has won their last four Premier League games.
Long-term absentee Ryan Taylor is the Magpies only unavailable player.