It will be difficult for The Foxes without Vardy.

Last updated: April 22, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 4:15pm
Venue: The King Power Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWWWW
Away form: LWDWL
Last season: 2-0
Competition: The Premier League

Jamie Vardy has scored 22 and has assisted in 6 of 59 Leicester City goals in The Premier League. The forward has been the first to score in 13 of the Foxes games this season. That’s why he is the key player for Claudio Ranieri. But, the forward was sent off against West Ham last Saturday. Vardy was shown a second yellow card for diving, but the situation was quite controversial. However, Leonardo Ulloa will have to step in for Vardy in the starting eleven. The Argentinian has scored 4 goals this season, but all of them were priceless for The Foxes.

Leicester City are getting closer to the title. The Foxes have collected 73 points, 5 more than 2nd-placed Tottenham Hotspur. With 4 matches until the end of the season, Claudio Ranieri’s players will have to take 8 points to be absolutely sure of winning the league. But, this is only if Tottenham win all their remaining matches this season.

I’m sure the game against Swansea City will be the easiest one for The Foxes, because in the last 3 rounds they’ll have to play against Manchester United (away), Everton (home) and Chelsea (away). So, Leicester City can’t afford to lose points to The Swans!

Team News

All Swansea City’s players are fit again. So, Francesco Guidolin can rely on his best in the game against Leicester City.

Claudio Ranieri will have to make one change in his starting eleven. As I said Vardy is going to miss the match through suspension. So, Ulloa is in instead of Vardy.

Gokhan Inler, who rarely sees his name in Leicester City’s starting eleven, will surely sit on the bench for The Foxes. The last time the Swiss was selected was a month ago.

Matty James is the only injured player in Leicester City’s squad. It’s clear that Ranieri won’t risk him until the end of the season.

Expected line-ups:

Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel, Huth, Morgan, Simpson, Fuchs, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez, Ulloa, Okazaki.
Subs Gray, Wasilewski, King, Schlupp, Amartey, Schwarzer, Inler.
Injured: James.
Not available: Vardy
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Angel Rangel, Fer, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Paloschi.
Subs Montero, Gomis, Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Barrow, Naughton, Britton.
Not available:

Key Battle

Riyad Mahrez playing Riyad Mahrez this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
32 (1) 2710 16 2,4 11 9 1 0
ayew Andre Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
30 2580 8 1,9 1 2 5 0

So far this season

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Leicester City this season Swansea City this season
1 League Position 15
10 (11) (at home) Wins (away) 7 (3)
3-0 vs. Stoke, Swansea and Newcastle Biggest win 2-0 vs. Newcastle
6 (4) (at home) Draws (away) 5 (5)
1 (2) (at home) Losses (away) 5 (9)
2-5 to Arsenal Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Newcastle, Arsenal and Leicester
Vardy (22) Top scorer Sigurdsson (11)
Mahrez (11) Assist Leader Cork, Montero, Naughton (2)
Y47, R2 Discipline Y55, R1
3 Failures to score 11
14 Clean Sheets 9
19 Both Teams to Score Games 17
18 Over 2.5 Games 17
16 Under 2.5 Games 17
  • Leicester City are undefeated in their last 13 Premier League matches at The King Power Stadium. They have won 8 of these games.
  • There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’ in Swansea City’s last 5 away games in The Premiership. The Swans have also conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches.
  • Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick in the first game of the season between these two teams at The Liberty Stadium. That was the first away victory for Leicester against Swansea.
  • Leicester City have won 4 of 4 games at The King Power Stadium against Swansea City. It’s interesting that 3 of these matches finished with a 2-1 victory for The Foxes.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
05/12/15 The Premier League Swansea 0-3 Leicester R. Mahrez 5′
18/04/15 The Premier League Leicester 2-0 Swansea L. Ulloa 15′
25/10/14 The Premier League Swansea 2-0 Leicester W. Bony 34′
03/01/11 The Championship Leicester 2-1 Swansea B. Berner 6′
23/10/10 The Championship Swansea 2-0 Leicester M. Emnes 50′