MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester v Swans

18th April 2015

The Swans go in search of a record Premier League points total when they face Leicester City on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans travel to the King Power Stadium knowing a draw or victory would see them surpass their previous best top-flight points total of 47.
Monk's men equalled their best-ever total with a 1-1 draw against Everton last weekend, while they could also go four Premier League games unbeaten for the first time since January 2013.
However, they face a Leicester side this weekend who have won back-to-back league games against West Ham and West Brom to move within three points of safety.
The Foxes started the season well following promotion from the Championship, drawing with Arsenal and famously beating Manchester United 5-3 back in September.
But just one win in 15 league games left them adrift at the wrong end of the table, but their recent upturn has given Nigel Pearson's men a shot at Premier League survival. 

Swans boss Garry Monk: "Getting level with the points total is great, but I want to beat it. It was a target we talked about at the start of the season. 
"We've progressed throughout the season, and we now have six games to surpass our best ever total.
"A lot of people will say Leicester have more to fight for than us, but we've got our own targets to fight for. We want to finish strongly."

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: "We're coming up against a team who have equalled their best-ever points total in the Premier League, so they've had another successful season and are a very good side.
"We're going to have to play well again, but the emphasis is very much on what we do ourselves."

  • Swansea are unbeaten in their last three games - they haven't gone four Premier League games without defeat since January 2013
  • Leicester have scored 2+ goals in three successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2003. They have not done it in four consecutive top flight games since May 2000
  • David Nugent needs one more goal to match his best total of six goals in a Premier League campaign
  • Last season the team who were bottom after 31 games avoided the drop (Sunderland)
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