Preview: Swans v Leicester City

21st October 2017
First team

Swansea City welcome Leicester City to the Liberty Stadium this afternoon (3pm) as Paul Clement’s side look for their first back-to-back wins of the season.

Swansea go into the Leicester game looking to build on last Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield town.

Two goals from Tammy Abraham saw the Swans secure their first home win of the season and move up to 13th in the early-season Premier League table.

Three points this afternoon could see Paul Clement’s side climb into the top ten of the Premier League.

Leicester, meanwhile, currently sit in the bottom three and will be hoping for an upturn in form following the departure of manager Craig Shakespeare this week, with caretaker-manager Michael Appleton taking control of the Foxes this afternoon.

The visitors will be looking for their first league win since August.

Team news

Wilfried Bony will be out for the second week running after injuring his hamstring in training last week but boss Paul Clement is confident that the Ivory Coast star won’t be sidelined for much longer.

Leroy Fer is out of contention through suspension after the Dutch international picked up his fifth booking of the season last weekend, meaning he must now serve a one-match ban.

Midfield duo Renato Sanches and Ki Sung-Yung are both match fit, while Kyle Bartley remains a long-term absentee.

Caretaker Foxes manager Michael Appleton has no new injury concerns for the trip to south Wales.

Defender Robert Huth and midfielder Matty James remain sidelined with ankle and Achilles injuries respectively.

What they said

Swans head coach Paul Clement: “Our work on the training ground this week has been as focused if not more focused than last week.

“We set standards against Huddersfield in terms of attacking and defending and also work-rate in games.

“We have to match that moving forward and that is what we will try to do this weekend.”

Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton: “These players want to win games, and if what happened over the last couple of days is the motivation that they need to get the three points, then great.”

Last six meetings

25.10.14. Swans 2-0 Leicester

18.4.15. Leicester 2-0 Swans

5.12.15. Swans 0-3 Leicester

24.4.16. Leicester 4-0 Swans

27.8.16. Leicester 2-1 Swans

12.2.17 Swans 2-0 Leicester