Mahrez & Co Struggle As Swansea Sink Leicester

Cathy QuinnFeb 13 , 2017

Leicester remained only one point above the bottom three places, having not won in 15 away games in the league since last April or scored in six league games this calendar year. "Now we need February to be good as well", Clement quipped as he was bestowed with his purple block.

Claudio Ranieri's strugglers made a purposeful start, with Riyad Mahrez nearly picking out Jamie Vardy inside the Swansea area, but they soon found themselves on the back foot.

Swansea City player ratings: Fabianski 7, Naughton 6, Fernandez, 7, Mawson 8, Olsson 8, Fer 8, Cork 7, Carroll 6, Dyer 5, Llorente 4, Sigurdsson 8. "But they are still a very good team and we've got to make sure they don't put things right against us".

Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy
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But Leicester's problems in front of goal were destined to continue, a wild shot from Vardy drawing derisive hoots from the Swansea fans and summing up the champions' sorry predicament.

"That is hard mentally when you know you are going to play in the Championship, but I don't like to talk about it because this is a new chapter for me".

In Premier League terms, Swansea have traditionally fared slightly better against the league's more tactically progressive sides than against the smaller clubs with a more basic approach.

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While the Clarets have proven to be a very tricky team to take care of at home, Burnley's last league win against Chelsea hasn't come since 1983.

Jordan Ayew says he is familiar with the odd No.3 shirt handed him after switching to play for Swansea in the English Premier League.

Millwall boss Neil Harris is looking forward to facing Leicester City in the FA Cup fifth round - and admits he wanted the Premier League champions to win their replay against Derby.

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"But this was a very pleasing afternoon and I thought we were well deserving of the victory".

His predecessor Bob Bradley lasted only 85 days in the job, losing seven of his 11 games in charge and conceding 29 goals in the process. "They were more determined than us, that's the truth", he said. The Liverpool game proves we can compete with these so called "bigger clubs" and money won't buy City an easy ride against an in form Swans team.

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