The pressure remains on Swansea boss Garry Monk after the Welsh side went down 1-0 at Liverpool last weekend – a visit from a flying Leicester side with the most in-form striker in the Premier League is perhaps not what the doctor ordered.
Swansea have won just once – against bottom club Aston Villa – in their last ten games, with Monk warned by former Wales striker Iwan Roberts that he needs to “wake up and accept” that his side are in a relegation battle.
Monk has admitted that he has held “open and honest” talks with his players ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Liberty Stadium, as he looks to inspire a first home win since August.
It hasn’t helped the out-of-form Swans that Bafetimbi Gomis’ goals have dried up; the Frenchman has gone goalless since scoring in each of their first four matches this season.
On the other hand, Jamie Vardy made Premier League history last weekend by scoring for the 11th consecutive game in the Foxes’ draw with Manchester United, which knocked Claudio Ranieri’s side off top spot.
Next in the striker’s sights is the all-time top flight record, set by Jimmy Dunne for Sheffield United in 1931; Vardy will equal this if he nets on Saturday.
Leicester have never won at the Liberty Stadium; their last league win in Swansea came at the old Vetch Field way back in 1979.
For the hosts, Jonjo Shelvey is available for selection again after serving his one-match ban, but Frank Tabanou will be out for several weeks with a thigh injury.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be without Ritchie De Laet, who has suffered an ankle injury, while Swansea loanee Nathan Dyer is ineligible.
League Position: Swansea – 15th (14 pts); Leicester – 2nd (29 pts)
Last Meeting: Leicester 2-0 Swansea (April 18, 2015)
Form: Swansea – LWLLDL; Leicester – DWWWWD
Key Players: Swansea – Andre Ayew; Leicester – Jamie Vardy
Shoot Says: Swansea 2-2 Leicester