Leicester City looks to strengthen its title position as they host Swansea City at King Power Stadium, live at 11:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
The Foxes will be without Jamie Vardy, who is suspended for his outburst after being sent off against West Ham, something they’ve hardly had to deal with this season, with just 23 players having been used this season, the fewest in the Premier League. He will be replaced up front by Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa.
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Otherwise, things remain mostly the same for the Foxes, who sit five points above Spurs at the top. Nathan Dyer, who has played just five minutes in Leicester’s last 12 matches, is also unavailable for Leicester against his parent club.
For Swansea City, Wayne Routledge comes back into the starting lineup, having come off the bench the last two matches. Leon Britton also returns to the starting eleven after missing out the last two matches with back trouble. Jack Cork is ready to go despite a facial injury suffered against Newcastle last time out. Swansea is safe from the relegation battle, in 14th on 40 points, but they haven’t had much more to celebrate this campaign.
The visitors’ recent form would suggest there could be goals in this game, with Swansea having scored in all but one of their away matches in 2016 (the one was last time out against Newcastle), while they have also kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 games away from home. Leicester City, however, has kept a clean sheet in a whopping 11 of their last 16 league matches.
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Kanté, Drinkwater, Schlupp; Okazaki, Ulloa.
Bench: Schwarzer, Chilwell, Wasilewski, Gray, Amartey, Albrighton, King.