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Leicester City v Swansea City

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22 Aug 2016
Leicester City v Swansea City, 27 August

Leicester City will be without Nampalys Mendy (foot) and Jeffrey Schlupp (muscular) until after the international break but the Foxes otherwise have a fully-fit squad as they go in search of their first victory of 2016/17.

Swansea City youngster Oliver McBurnie will be part of Francesco Guidolin's travelling squad after scoring twice in the club's EFL Cup victory over Peterborough United in midweek.

Leon Britton is set to return to the fray but record signing Borja Gonzalez has not recovered from a thigh injury. Neil Taylor has been ruled out as the Wales international continues to work towards full fitness.

Did you know?

Leicester City have won their last three Premier League matches against Swansea City, scoring nine goals without conceding.

Riyad Mahrez scored in each of last season’s Premier League matches against the Swans – netting a hat-trick at the Liberty Stadium and finding the net once in the return.

If Leicester lose they will be only the sixth defending top-flight champions to pick up just a single point in their first three matches of the following season (no sides have zero points).

Wayne Routledge has created more chances (nine) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

What the managers say

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri: “I’m very focused to achieve 40 points. It’s the same target as last season."

See more: Ranieri's fitness update | Ranieri's pre-match press conference

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin: “We have to play with courage against them. I hope to see my players do that this weekend.”

See more: Guidolin talks Leicester, Borja and transfers | Fernandez previews Foxes

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