Leicester will go down to South Wales to take on Swansea City for their next hurdle to be jumped, setting a new record if they manage to win this one.
No new injuries, but still time to wait for Dennis Praet, Callum Doyle, Tom Cannon and Kasey McAteer. Leicester will be strong against a Swansea team missing a few key players.
Swansea are currently 12th, in good reach of the play-off positions, but possibly would have liked to be a bit higher in the table, as they believe they are a challenger to return to Premier League.
We see Leicester as massive favourites and anything but a win would be a huge negative surprise.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Tom Cannon, Dennis Praet, Callum Doyle, Kasey McAteer
SWA: Josh Ginnelly, Joe Allen, Nathan Wood, Azeem Abdulai, Ben Cabango
Head to Head:
Premier League; 12.02.2017, Liberty Stadium, 0-2 (L)
Premier League; 21.10.2017, Liberty Stadium, 2-1 (W)
Premier League; 15.01.2018, King Power Stadium, 1-1 (D)
Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin; Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Yunus, Vardy, Mavididi
Rushworth; Key, Darling, Humphreys, Tymon; Grimes, Patino; Cullen, Patterson, Lowe; Yates
Predicted Result: 2-0 (Win)
Players In Both Camps, Swansea City
Focus On; Swansea City
Nickname: The Swans
Manager: Michael Duff
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Andy Coleman
Kit Supplier: Joma
Kit Sponsor: Reviva
Stadium: Swansea.com Stadium
Swansea City Association Football Club is a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, Wales. It competes in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Swansea have played their home matches at the Swansea.com Stadium (formerly known as the Liberty Stadium) since 2005, having previously played at the Vetch Field since the club was founded.
The club was founded in 1912 as Swansea Town and entered into the Southern League, winning the Welsh Cup in their debut season. They were admitted into the Football League in 1920 and won the Third Division South title in 1924–25. They again won the Third Division South title in 1948–49, having been relegated two years previously. They fell into the Fourth Division after relegations in 1965 and 1967. The club changed their name to Swansea City in 1969 to reflect Swansea’s new status as a city. They were promoted at the end of the 1969–70 season, read more
First Swansea City AFC shirt for the 2023/2024 season, men’s model. The new uniform shirt continues with white as its main color, as it is tradition since its foundation in 1912. Players and fans will once again wear an inspirational uniform, totally renewed and with a trendy style. Sublimation has been added to the sleeves using the traditional contrasting black. The pattern creates striking gradient waves resulting in a spectacular optical effect.
Arch-enemy: Cardiff City
Honours: Swansea is not a massive collector of major trophies in cups and league competitions, but once won the EFL Cup, defeating Bradford City 5-0 in the 2012/13 final. Their best season in English top flight goes back to 1981/82, when they finished in 6th place. They are winners of The Welsh Cup 10 times, last in 1990/91.
1st Division / Premier League
Best Season: 1981/82, 6th
2nd Division / League Championship
3rd Division / League One
Winners: 2007/08, 1948/49, 1924/25
4th Division / League Two
Runners up: –
Runners up: –
UEFA Cup; 1961-62, 1966/67, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1989/90, 1991/92,
Europa League: 2013/14
Did You Know? Swansea played their first ever game under floodlights away against Cheltenham in the early 1950s, and hosted their debut match under the lights in a friendly against Scottish side Hibernian in October 1960. The following season, by beating Bangor in the Welsh Cup, Swansea became the first Welsh club to play in Europe in the Cup Winners Cup. The Swans were paired against East German outfit SC Motor Jena, the forerunner for the more famous Carl Zeiss Jena.
Most Appearances: (D) Wilfred Milne (1920-1937), 586
Most Goals: (F) Ivor Allchurch (1947-1958, 1965-1968), 164
Other Famous Players: John Toshack, Ian Callaghan, Tommy Smith, Jason Scotland, Jeremy Charles, Mel Charles, Roger Freestone, Robbie James, Lee Trundle, Ray Kennedy, Joe Allen, Ashley Williams, Alan Curtis, Wyndham Evans, Dai Davies, Leon Britton, Chris Marustik, Chris Coleman, Gary Stanley
Record win: 12-0 v Sliema Wanderers, (European Cup Winners Cup), 15 September 1982
Record defeat: 1-8 v Fulham (League), 21 January 1938
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