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19 Oct 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Swansea vs Leicester Preview

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When? Saturday 21st October, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Liberty Stadium

What channel is it on? Swansea vs Leicester will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Swansea - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swanstickets/details/event.aspx?itemref=1456

Leicester - https://tickets.lcfc.com/en-GB/events/swansea%20city%20v%20leicester%20city/2017-10-21_15.00/liberty%20stadium?hallmap

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Swansea W1, Leicester W4
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Swansea W4, Leicester W2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Swansea W11, Leicester W18, D8

Leicester’s draw with West Brom was the last game of Craig Shakespeare's tenure as he was sacked on Tuesday. His managerial reign lasted just eight months (including interim stint).

Shakespeare is the second Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer’s sacking.

Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew are the only players to have scored for Swansea in the Premier League this season. It is Abraham however who has got the bulk of them with four of the five being scored by the England under-21 international.

Abraham’s two goals against Huddersfield last week was the first Premier League brace of his career.

Swansea enjoyed their first Premier League win in five games last weekend, and have scored exactly two goals in each of their past four victories.

Swansea have conceded eight goals in as many Premier League matches.

Leicester have not won a Premier League game in six matches, although three of the last four outings have at least warranted a draw.

Of the teams in the bottom half of the table, Leicester have scored the most goals with 10 to their name - an average of 1.25 goals per game.

Jamie Vardy has been responsible for 50% of those goals, with his five strikes coming in a total of 698 league minutes - a goal every 140 minutes.

Leicester have picked up just six points from their first eight Premier League games this season - their lowest haul at this stage since 2003-04.

Riyad Mahrez’s goal against West Brom on Monday night which would go onto earn a point for Leicester was his first since scoring against Watford at the tail end of last season.

Four players have played every minute of Leicester’s Premier League campaign so far - Harry Maguire, Kasper Schmeichel, Wilfred Ndidi and Wes Morgan.

Swansea’s loan signing Renato Sanches is still looking for his first positive contribution for the club. He has featured in 222 Premier League minutes but is yet to either score or provide an assist.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time these two sides met was back in February of this year. A win for Paul Clement’s Swansea led to Claudio Ranieri being sacked soon after, a sad way to bow out for the man who led Leicester to the league title just months before.


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