Leicester City 8th (9-7-9) vs Swansea City 19th (6-5-14)
Saturday 10:00 AM ET, Live on NBC Sports Gold from the King Power Stadium
High flying Swansea City take their new found form into the KP to take on a somewhat troubled Leicester City. Transfer saga aside, the Foxes were turned inside-out by their own mistakes in their 2-1 defeat to Everton on Wednesday. The contrast in the recent performances of each side will make this match a must watch.
Swansea have been impressive sign the hiring of new manager Carlos Carvalhal. Swansea have managed seven points in their last four games, taking down Liverpool and Arsenal along the way. Although they find themselves back in the relegation zone, they are no longer bottom and are just a point out.
Alfie Mawson has been fantastic on both ends of the pitch in Swansea’s resurgence. His goal against Liverpool made the difference, and he repeated his performance against Arsenal. Look for him to be dangerous for the Swans, especially on set pieces.
I fully expect Christian Fuchs to be back in the starting 11 come Saturday morning. I was a little shocked to see he didn’t start against Everton after his awesome performance in the FA Cup, but I understand when you have a back four that hadn’t allowed a goal so far, you stick with what’s tested.
I’m not here talk down Ben Chilwell, I think he will be a fantastic player, but he has some struggles stringing performances together. Full credit to Everton for pressuring him the way they did, it lead to mistakes and ultimately goals. It wasn’t just young Ben making mistakes, Leicester were sloppy across the park, yet somehow still could’ve tied it up in the end.
I’m not sure who to pick in this game. It could be a trap game for Leicester, but also has the potential to be a streak buster for Swansea. If this was at Swansea, I’d tip the Swans to take it, but at home in front of the Blue Army, Leicester grabs it late 2-1.