PREVIEW: Leicester City v Swans
27th August 2016
The Swans look to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Hull when they travel to defending champions Leicester City this afternoon (3pm).
Francesco Guidolin's side went down to a disappointing home loss last Saturday to the Tigers but now visit a Foxes side that is yet to record victory this season.
History is not on the Swans' side as they bid to take all three points from the King Power Stadium.
Not since 1950 have the Swans won at Leicester - a 3-2 victory at Filbert Street thanks to goals from Dai Thomas, Ivor Allchurch and Cyril Beech.
The Swans go into the game seeking a third consecutive away win this season - having beaten newly-promoted Burnley and then Peterborough in the EFL Cup.
Guidolin is without club-record signing Borja Baston (thigh) and Neil Taylor, though Leon Britton is available to start after he featured in the midweek win at Peterborough.
Oliver McBurnie - who marked his first-team debut with two goals on Tuesday - is expected to be part of the squad.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is missing Nampalys Mendy and Jeff Schlupp as the Foxes, who will compete in the Champions League this season, bid to record a fourth consecutive win over the Swans.
WHAT THEY SAID
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri: "Last season everything we did was fantastic - this season we have to fight a lot to score and win the match.
"Last season the wind was behind us and we pushed so well. Everything went well. Now is too early to say if the wind is behind us."
Swans Head Coach Francesco Guidolin: "Leicester are a strong team - they are almost the same as last season. We have to play with courage against them.
"We have to play with courage in every game in this league and I hope to see my players do that this weekend."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Leicester 4 - 0 Swansea (April 2016)
Swansea 0 - 3 Leicester (December 2015)
Leicester 2 - 0 Swansea (April 2016)
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester (October 2014)
Leicester 2 - 1 Swansea (January 2011)
The Swans are without an away win at Leicester in their last 12 attempts.
Leicester are looking to avoid making the joint-worst start made by the champions after three games. The Foxes have one point so far - equalling that of Sunderland, Portsmouth, Arsenal and Ipswich.
Both teams go into this game having lost to Hull City in their opening two games.
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READ MORE . . .
- Guidolin calls for courage against Foxes
- VIDEO: At the training ground
- HIGHLIGHTS: Peterborough 1 Swans 3
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