Leicester City will welcome Swansea to the King Power Stadium on Saturday as they look to clock their first maximum points on the board this season. Leicester were given a rude shock when Hull City effected a smash and grab win in the opening fixture of the season. While most of the talk during the summer mainly gravitated towards the transfer saga of Jamie Vardy and Riyadh Mahrez, the fans were able to rejoice as they managed to retain the services of both Vardy and Mahrez with the sale of N’Golo Kante resulting in him being the only player who was successfully wooed away from them. It will be interesting to see whether they lost their most influential player or whether Mahrez and Vardy could crank it up again this season.
Early signs are mixed for the team as after a surprising setback against the Tigers they were solid and compact against Arsenal, though the zing of last season was noticeably missing. But they have been presented with a perfect platform to get back their mojo (if past records are taken into account) as they face a Swansea side who are finding their feet at the moment amidst a number of new arrivals. The Foxes have won their last 6 matches against the Swans and have kept clean sheets in all of them. While Ranieri will be wary of the pitfalls of being over-confident, Leicester do need to win this.
Here is the predicted Leicester City line-up against Swansea (4-4-2)
Schmeichel will take up his usual place between the sticks. Simpson will line-up at right back with a centre back pairing of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan. The pair looked solid against Arsenal and will hope to continue their remarkable consistency from last season. Meanwhile, Fuchs is nailed on at left-back.
The double pivot will most likely consist of Drinkwater and Andy King in the absence of Nampalys Mendy. Riyad Mahrez will take up his usual position on the right-hand side of the midfield and look to add to his 4 goals he scored against Swansea last season. Albrighton will look to provide ammunition from the left side.
Okazaki was recalled last week with his industrious nature playing an important part in the decision. But Leicester will have to go for the win on Saturday and recalling the more attack-minded Ahmed Musa makes sense. Jamie Vardy will look to get back into his scoring boots after a mere 3 goals in the last 12 matches for Leicester.