Friday, 23 June, 2017

Leicester blanked yet again, falls at Swansea

Nathaniel Diaz | 14 February, 2017, 00:47

Swansea: Lukasz Fabianski 7, Kyle Naughton 6, Federico Fernandez 7, Alfie Mawson 8, Martin Olsson 7, Leroy Fer 6, Jack Cork 7, Tom Carroll 7, Nathan Dyer 5, Fernando Llorente 6, Gylfi Sigurdsson 8.

If he did not have the credit of last season in the bank, Claudio Ranieri may well have already been replaced as Leicester boss.

"The most important thing is that we stay in the Premier League", he added.

Leicester travel to the Liberty Stadium looking to halt a four-match losing run in the Premier League and searching for a first win in six Premier League matches.

Leicester gave Claudio Ranieri a vote of confidence in midweek, releasing a statement insisting they back the Italian despite speculation of unrest behind the scenes.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who previous year both signed new contracts reported in the British media to be worth £110,000 (S$196,000) per week, have struggled this season and could find their places under threat, along with another of last season's leading lights, Danny Drinkwater. "I will not play again for them", and claimed he had been told that if an offer of £4-5million was made, the club would accept it. 6 games later, we've doubled that tally to 24 and we're 4 points ahead of the bottom 3, as opposed to being 4 points adrift of 17th just 6 games ago.

"I say to Riyad: 'Come back to last season, come back.' He is trying and he is positive and I am very happy when he is positive. If it is difficult for the team then it is difficult for me as well, so we just need to work hard and I think everything is going to come back to normal".

Leicester are 16th in the table, a point above the relegation zone, and visit Swansea City in the league on Sunday.

"If they go from staying up, after being on the brink of relegation, to champions the following season and going down the next, it nearly improves the miracle of winning the title".

'I have spoken with Riyad and I have spoken with Jamie and we know, ' said Ranieri.

"And for me, it was a very pleasing afternoon".

According to Squawka, the 30-year-old has now gone 513 minutes without recording a shot - not goal, shot - in the Premier League.

Swansea could also be instructive for Leicester. We need to keep pushing ourselves and make sure we turn this around.

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