Preview - Swansea vs Leicester 21 Oct

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Oct 21, 2017, 04:24 PM Last Edit: Oct 21, 2017, 04:28 PM by Bensergi
Swansea vs Leicester

Caretaker Leicester manager Michael Appleton has no new injury concerns as he brings the team to Liberty Stadium. Defender Robert Huth and midfielder Matty James remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Swansea's Leroy Fer is suspended, and is likely to be filled in by the dynamic Renato Sanches. Swansea won 2-0 in the last encounter, although prior to that Leicester enjoyed four wins with an aggregate scoreline of 11-1.

Many have wondered whether Tammy Abraham could be the next big thing, and the flashy, lanky striker answered a few questions as he scored a brace against Huddersfield last weekend. The Chelsea loanee has scored with four of his six shots on target.

Leicester have won only one game all season, and their six points at this stage is their lowest in over 14 years.

Riyad Mahrez, who scored the equaliser against West Brom in a 1-1 draw on Monday night, simply loves playing against the Swans. The Algerian has netted four goals in his last four EPL matches against Swansea.


Match Stats:

  • Swansea 1-2 Leicester
  • Shots: 19-11
  • Possession: 56%-44%
  • Corner kicks: 7-6

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton oversaw Leciester City's first win in seven matches as the Foxes moved out of the bottom three.

Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianki had to deny Shinji Okazaki, Marc Albrighton and Jamie Vardy before the hosts fell behind as Federico Fernandez diverted Riyad Mahrez's cross into his own net.

Leicester went on to double their advantage early in the second half as Mahrez cushioned Albrighton's cross into the centre for Okazaki, who finished at close range.

Alfie Mawson halved the deficit for Swansea seven minutes later but there was to be no equaliser.

Leicester rise five places to 13th, while Swansea drop to 15th.

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