MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Leicester
25th October 2014
The Swans will be looking to get back to winning ways when they welcome Leicester to the Liberty on Saturday evening (5.30pm).
Garry Monk's side are without a win in five league games following last weekend's defeat against Stoke.
Their last victory came against West Brom on August 30, but the Swans still sit in a healthy position in the table with a quarter of the season played.
Leicester, meanwhile, returned to the top-flight after romping to the Championship title last season.
The Foxes, under the guidance of Nigel Pearson, have made a solid start to life back in the Premier League with nine points from eight games played.
So far this season they have already held both Everton and Arsenal on home soil, while Person's men hit five past Manchester United in a 5-3 victory last month.
The home side welcome back Jonjo Shelvey after the midfielder served a one-match ban against Stoke last weekend.
Leicester have no fresh injury concerns, but boss Nigel Pearson may well decide to shuffle his pack after defeat against Newcastle last time out.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "It's a big game for us. We've gone five games without a win, but we have been unlucky not to pick up more points.
"We've been playing well, but we just need to be a little bit more clinical in front of goal.
"It's in front of our fans at the Liberty, so we're focused on putting on a performance for them that will hopefully warrant us earning three points."
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: "They (Swansea) have offensive players who are very good but the key is they are all familiar with the system. They are a pretty consistent side and we will have to deal with that.
"It is about making the most of your own possession when you get it.
"And that isn't just passing for the sake of it, it is about trying to create enough opportunities to score when we get the chance."
- The last six meetings between Swansea and Leicester have been home wins
- Leonardo Ulloa scored five goals in his first five Barclays Premier League appearances but has not had a shot in the subsequent three matches
- Wilfried Bony has scored in his last two Premier League appearances for Swansea City - he's never scored in three successive PL apps for the club
- Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a hand in seven goals (six assists, one goal) in eight PL appearances for Swansea City this season
- Swansea are one of four teams yet to score a header this season in the Premier League (along with Liverpool, Burnley and Aston Villa)