EPL Defending Champions Leicester City Heading Into Relegation Zone
Premier League title defenders, Leicester City were on Sunday pushed closer into relegation zone after a 2-0 loss to Swansea.
Claudio Ranieri’s side conceded two sloppy goals in the first half at the Liberty Stadium .
Swansea’s goals came from Alfie Mawson in the 36th minute and Martin Olsson in the 47th.
This marks Leicester City’s fifth consecutive premier league loss.
Two clear chances were missed by City’s Islam Slimani after the break, but an impressive display from Swansea ensured they secured the vital 3 points.
Swansea have now jumped to 15th position, 4 points above relegation, while Leicester City have dropped points to 17th position.
Hosts Swansea made light work of their relegation rivals, leaving title defenders, Leicester City, in deep trouble.
Leicester City Heading Closer To Relegation
Leicester who had earlier in the week publicly backed coach Ranieri are now the first champions to lose 5 straight games in a season since 1956.
City are yet to score a premier league goal in 2017.
Star striker, Jamie Vardy passed up City’s clear chance at goal right in the penalty area, shooting high and wide.
That summed up City’s afternoon, whose only chance at goal keeper Fabianski came just once.
Leicester have now gone more than 10 hours without scoring a goal in the league.
They are billed to face Millwall next Saturday in an FA Cup fifth-round tie before a Champions League trip to Sevilla.
Swansea, meanwhile, would enjoy a two-week break before an away game against league leaders Chelsea to guarantee their survival.
Meanwhile, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri threatens changes after Swansea defeat.
Coach Claudio Ranieri has admitted he may have been too loyal to his Leicester players.
This is as their Premier League title defence has descended into a relegation battle.
Ranieri speaking after their Swansea defeat said:
“It is difficult when you achieve something so good you want to give them one chance, two chances, three chances. Maybe now, it is too much.”
“Of course, it is something I can change because in this way it is not possible to continue.
“I always question myself but I always say ‘come on, we can do something good’.”