Can someone stop Vardy?

Last updated: December 3, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LDLLW
Away form: DWWWL
Last season: 2-0
Competition: The Premier League

Jamie Vardy now holds the record for the most goals in consecutive Premier League games, after he scored against Manchester United last weekend. That was his 14th goal of the season and he is now the current top goal-scorer of The English Premiership. The question is can the Swansea defence keep him quiet?

Swansea haven’t kept a clean sheet for 8 consecutive Premier League matches and that’s good news for Claudio Ranieri’s team. In addition, The Swans haven’t won a home Premiership match since 30th August, when they won 2-1 against Manchester United. That’s why The Swans are embroiled in the relegation battle again. They have collected 14 points and are just 4 away from the ‘danger zone’. Both teams have played only 7 matches in the ‘Head to Head’ history. An interesting fact is that there is not one draw between these two teams. Leicester have won on 4 occasions. The Swans have recorded 3 victories against The Foxes. All the points have gone to the home team, so no away victories here!

Team News

All the Swansea City players have kept themselves from injury and Garry Monk can lay on the best he has.

Matty James of Leicester will return to full training in January. He is suffering from an ACL knee ligament injury.

Jamie Vardy will look to improve his goal-scoring record. The attacker has scored in 11 consecutive matches of The Premier League.

The Portuguese striker Eder can sit on the bench for Swansea. He has played in 12 matches, but hasn’t scored yet.

Quotes of the week

garry monk Garry Monk (Swansea) : “There’s never any danger of that team being in a relegation fight.”

Claudio Ranieri Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) : “I think we’re building a very big construction. I believe in the next year Leicester will grow. We are very happy.”

Expected line-ups:

Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Naughton, Shelvey, Montero, Sung-Yong, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Gomis.
Subs Cork, Eder, Bartley, Dyer, Routledge, Tabanau, Angel Rangel.
Not available:
Leicester (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel, Huth, Morgan, De Laet, King, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez, Vardy, Schlupp.
Subs Okazaki, Dodoo, Benalouane, Dyer, Ulloa, Schwarzer, Inler
Injured: Matty James
Not available:

Key Battle


Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
14 1229 6 1,6 1 1 3 0
Riyad Mahrez playing Mahrez this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
12 (1) 1042 7 2,8 6 6 1 0

So far this season

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Swansea this season Leicester this season
15 League Position 2
2 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 4 (4)
2-0 vs. Newcastle Biggest win 3-0 vs. Newcastle
3 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (3)
2 (4) (at home) Losses (away) 1 (0)
0-3 to Arsenal Biggest Defeat 2-5 to Arsenal
Ayew (6) Top scorer Vardy (14)
Montero, Shelvey, Naughton (2) Assist Leader Mahrez (6)
Y25, R0 Discipline Y24, R0
6 Failures to score 0
2 Clean Sheets 2
7 Both Teams to Score Games 12
7 Over 2.5 Games 10
7 Under 2.5 Games 4
  • There has been 3 games between these two teams at The Liberty Stadium and all of them have finished with a victory for Swansea.
  • The Swans have won only two home matches this season. The victories were against Manchester United (2-1) and Newcastle (2-0).
  • Leicester City have won 4 of their 7 visits in The Premier League. The Foxes still haven’t lost a game away from home.
  • The Foxes have the second best attack in The Premiership. They have scored 29 goals in 14 matches. Only Manchester City better them scoring one more goal.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
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 1-0 Leicester M. Emnes 50′
16/01/10 The Championship Swansea 2-0 Leicester Gorka Pintado 32′