The manager is keen to see his side return to the levels of consistency they enjoyed at the beginning of the campaign.
They have lost the last seven meetings between the two sides, with a 1-1 draw all the way back in 2011 their best result against them in recent times.
And Monk says they are keen to set that record straight, although it won’t be easy given their opponents have lost just once in their last nine games.
“We've had some very good games against them since we've been in the Premier League," he told swanseacity.net.
"But at the same time we have only taken one point from those matches, even if we have deserved better in some games. It’s a record that we want to change, that's our focus and we'll be aiming to do that this weekend.”
A return to the consistency at the beginning of the campaign
Monk is also keen to see his side return to winning ways having lost their last outing against Southampton.
They had made an impressive start to the season, having drawn with Chelsea and beat Manchester United, but now find themselves winless in four with just one goal scored in that period.
It has been a disappointing spell for his side, and Monk says he is keen to see them return to the level of consistency they enjoyed at the beginning of the campaign.
"It's important that we improve as a team," he added.
"The two games we haven't performed in have come in a short space of time and for me it is about us performing better and then we'll be fine. It's about that consistency level - to try and get back to where we were at the start of the season."