Leicester City v Swansea City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 22nd April 2016 4:01

Jamie Vardy Leicester

Leicester City are unbeaten in 11 home games against Swansea City going into Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Team news

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is suspended and could even see his one-game ban extended after accepting a charge of improper conduct following his sending-off against West Ham next weekend.

Claudio Ranieri has no other concerns, but Matty James remains unlikely to feature this season after being out for almost a year with a knee injury.

Swansea midfielder Jack Cork has recovered after being struck by the ball during last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Newcastle and then sitting out a training session on Tuesday as a precaution.

Leon Britton is in contention to start after missing the last two games with a back injury, but Francesco Guidolin is expected to keep changes to a minimum despite the defeat at St James’ Park.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium on Sunday is at 4.15pm.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City’s win at Swansea City earlier this season ended a run of eight consecutive home wins in this fixture.
  • The Swans have won none of their last 11 trips in all competitions to play Leicester (D3 L8), losing the last five in a row.
  • Riyad Mahrez’s only hat-trick for Leicester in any competition came in their 3-0 win over Swansea earlier this season – when he became only the third Leicester player to score a PL hat-trick (after Ian Marshall & Stan Collymore).
  • The Foxes are unbeaten in eight Premier League games, winning six and drawing two.
  • Claudio Ranieiri’s side have kept five clean sheets in their last six top-flight games, only shipping goals in that period against West Ham last time out.
  • Swansea have enjoyed just two victories in their last 12 Premier League away games, drawing three and losing seven.
  • Leicester City have made a league-low 25 changes to their starting XI this season in the Premier League.
  • Jamie Vardy will miss this game due to suspension; so far this season his goals (22) have won Leicester 21 points in the Premier League, more than any other player for any team.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson is Swansea’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League, along with Wilfried Bony (both 25), while the Icelandic schemer has racked up an outright-high 15 PL assists.

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