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LEICESTER VS SWANSEA

Published:Friday | April 22, 2016 | 4:00 AM

LEICESTER (4-4-1-1)

SCHMEICHEL,

SIMPSON, MORGAN, HUTH, FUCHS,

MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,

OKAZAKI,

ULLOA

PALOSCHI,

MONTERO, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,

FER, CORK,

TAYLOR, WILLIAMS, FERNANDEZ, RANGEL,

FABIANSKI

SWANSEA (4-2-3-1)

Leicester City face another huge test of their character, not to mention their title aspirations, when they entertain Swansea at home on Sunday. Last Monday, closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur cut the gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League to just five points - it has been as wide as 10 in recent days - and a Leicester defeat could prove damaging.

Spurs are at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, more than 24 hours after Leicester play. If the Foxes lost, Spurs would have the chance to reduce the deficit to just two points with three games left.

However, Leicester, held to a controversial 2-2 draw by West Ham United last weekend, should remain confident - even if they will be without England striker Jamie Vardy, sent-off in the Hammers game.

Leicester are unbeaten in their last eight games, winning six and taking 20 points from a possible 24. They have lost at the King Power Stadium just once in the league - the fewest home losses in the Premier League.

And when they met Swansea in South Wales in December, Leicester won 3-0 with a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick. And their home record against the Welshmen is impressive; they are unbeaten in nine clashes since they last lost this fixture - in October 1950. They have also beaten Swansea in their last four home games, scoring 10 goals and conceding four.

As well as the absent Vardy, Leicester cannot use Nathan Dier, on loan from Swansea, who have a clean bill of health.