- Swansea vs Leicester

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Saturday 25 October 2014 | Liberty Stadium | Kick-off 17:30

Swansea
Swansea
0 - 0
Leicester
Leicester

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at Liberty Stadium on Saturday 25 October 2014 at 15:00. Due to live broadcasting on Sky Sports it has been moved to a new scheduled date Saturday 25 October 2014 at 17:30.

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Match preview

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has urged his side to be more ruthless in front of goal as they look to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Stoke City last weekend when they welcome Leicester City to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

After both clubs had made promising starts to their respective campaigns, the Welsh club have now gone five Barclays Premier League matches without a victory, while last season's Championship winners Leicester have not taken maximum points since their astonishing 5-3 success against Manchester United.

Monk has been encouraged by recent performances despite the winless run, and is confident his side can enjoy an upturn in results starting with Saturday’s encounter with the Foxes.

"We've moved on from last weekend. We came back in Tuesday and went to work," Monk said. "It's all about Leicester and we've focused on that all week. 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."

Leicester were the victors of their last meeting with Swansea, when Darius Vassell and Bruno Berner were on target in a 2-1 win three years ago, and another triumph for Nigel Pearson's side would take them above Saturday's hosts in the Barclays Premier League standings.

Defeats by Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, as well as a 2-2 draw with Burnley, followed Leicester's win over Louis van Gaal's men at the King Power Stadium and with late goals proving their undoing against the Clarets and the Magpies, Pearson is urging his side to make the most of their opportunities in south Wales.

"The margins between success and failure are getting smaller these days," he said. "You have to take your chances. In the last three games we haven't got what we deserved but we won't dwell [on it]; we'll prepare right for Swansea.

"It's a long season and so far we've acquitted ourselves well."

Matthew Upson (ankle) is Pearson's only injury concern, while Jordi Amat, Leon Britton (both knee) and Dwight Tiendalli (groin) remain out of action for Swansea.

Leicester City (from): Hamer, Schmeichel, Smith, De Laet, Konchesky, Moore, Morgan, Simpson, Wasilewski, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Hammond, James, King, Knockaert, Mahrez, Powell, Hopper, Lawrence, Nugent, Schlupp, Taylor-Fletcher, Ulloa, Vardy, Wood.

Swansea City (from): Cornell, Fabianski, Tremmel, Bartley, Fernandez, Kingsley, Obeng, Rangel, Taylor, Williams, Carroll, Dyer, Fulton, Ki, Montero, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Sheehan, Shelvey, Barrow, Bony, Emnes, Gomis.

Match Appointments
Referee:
Mike Jones Assistants: M Scholes, R West Fourth Official: S Hooper

Current form

Last six matches

lost

2 - 1 v Stoke (A) 19 Oct 2014

drawn

2 - 2 v Newcastle (H) 04 Oct 2014

drawn

0 - 0 v Sunderland (A) 27 Sep 2014

lost

0 - 1 v Southampton (H) 20 Sep 2014

lost

4 - 2 v Chelsea (A) 13 Sep 2014

won

3 - 0 v West Brom (H) 30 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

3 - 0 v West Brom (H) 30 Aug 2014

lost

2 - 1 v Stoke (A) 19 Oct 2014

Current form

Last six matches

lost

1 - 0 v Newcastle (A) 18 Oct 2014

drawn

2 - 2 v Burnley (H) 04 Oct 2014

lost

2 - 0 v Crystal Palace (A) 27 Sep 2014

won

5 - 3 v Man Utd (H) 21 Sep 2014

won

0 - 1 v Stoke (A) 13 Sep 2014

drawn

1 - 1 v Arsenal (H) 31 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

5 - 3 v Man Utd (H) 21 Sep 2014

lost

1 - 0 v Newcastle (A) 18 Oct 2014

Fixture change history

Changed from To Reason for change
Sat 25 Oct 2014 15:00 Sat 25 Oct 2014 17:30 Live broadcasting on Sky Sports

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