Two wins on the bounce, this is what we need. It ISNT over yet, the fat lady is NOT yet singing !!
Can Leicester Make it 3 wins on the trot…. YOU BET WE CAN !!
Back-to-back wins against West Ham and West Brom have given Leicester City a glimmer of hope in their quest for Premier League survival.
The Foxes are still bottom of the top flight, but with a game in hand on their nearest rivals Burnley and two on 18th-placed Queens Park Rangers, survival is not out of reach.
Swansea are in good form themselves though, despite having little to play for in eighth position.
Garry Monk’s side beat Aston Villa and Hull, before drawing with Everton in their last game, and will be looking for three more points to further close the gap on Tottenham.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has a fully-fit squad and the Foxes could be unchanged.
Victory by three goals and favourable results elsewhere would see the Foxes escape the relegation zone for the first time since November.
Matthew Upson is fit after recovering from an Achilles problem, despite failing to make the squad for last weekend’s dramatic 3-2 win at West Brom.
Swansea striker Nelson Oliveira has recovered from an ankle injury and is in contention to make only his second Premier League start.
Garry Monk admits it’s a compliment to be linked with the West Ham job, but insists he’s focused on Swansea
Oliveira joined on loan from Benfica in January and his only previous start came in the 5-0 home defeat to Chelsea, but Bafetimbi Gomis’ absence for a month with a hamstring injury has given him the opportunity to lead the attack for the next few weeks.
Manager Garry Monk has a defensive dilemma with Neil Taylor suspended, Kyle Naughton injured and fellow full-backs Dwight Tiendalli and Jazz Richards out on loan so Jordi Amat is set for a rare start, possibly in a new formation featuring three central defenders.
Paul Merson’s prediction
I’ve said all along Leicester will get out of the relegation zone. Compared to Burnley, Nigel Pearson’s side create plenty of chances and they have more players who can find the back of the net. For that reason I fancy their chances against Swansea and I really think they can survive the drop.
The fact Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is out injured helps their chances. Without the Frenchman It’s going to be a difficult task for Garry Monk’s side, so I’m going for a home win.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1