Leicester vs Swansea
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 4PM
Leicester will be without Riyad Mahrez when they host Swansea in the Premier League game this afternoon.
Mahrez did not report for training on Thursday and Friday, having seen a move to Manchester City fail to materialise at the end of the transfer window.
The 26-year-old put in a transfer request in the days running up to Deadline Day, and was not part of the Leicester squad for Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Everton.
“Riyad is not available for this game,” said Foxes boss Claude Puel. “All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester. It is also the best decision for Riyad.
“It is a tough situation for us to manage but now it is time to move on and keep our focus.”
Mahrez has been a key player for Leicester as they have lost just one of their last seven games in all competitions.
Swansea are unbeaten since losing to Tottenham on January 2 and have upset Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two outings.
Leicester are unbeaten in their last 13 home games against Swansea in all competitions.
Swansea have lost five of their last six Premier League matches against the Foxes, losing 2-1 earlier this season at Liberty Stadium.
Leicester City have won 25 points in 16 games since Claude Puel was announced as their manager in October 2017 – more points than any of the other non-big six sides in the Premier League since then.
Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his last eight games in all competitions, with three of these goals coming from the penalty spot.
Leicester possible XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Dragovic, Maguire, Chilwell, James, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Gray, Vardy.
Swansea possible XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, Ki, Fer, Clucas, Ayew.