Ndidi In Action, Musa Benched As Swansea Compound Leicester Woes
- Author: Santos West Feb 13, 2017,
Feb 13, 2017, 0:03
"There are two matches in front of us, one in the FA Cup and one in the Champions League - but our mind is on the Premier League".
Olsson slotted the ball past Kasper Schmeichel to give Swansea a 2-0 lead and eventual win. "At Villa we knew we would be in the Championship in January and that was hard because you have two or three months just to play", he said.
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. "Of course I must change something because it is not possible to continue in this way".
"It is not often in any competition you get to welcome the Premier League champions to The Den".
"I wouldn't say (I am) confident (about avoiding relegation), but I'm confident I can help".
Whether Sunday is the right time or not for Ayew to make his Swans debut, it is certainly the right time for Swansea to prove they can play as well in the trenches as they have done lately under the big six spotlight.
"To Riyad I said come back to last season", Ranieri said at his pre-match media conference.
The loss compounds their record in the 2016/17 season, having not won in 15 away games in the league since last April.
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.
Vardy blasted over with time running out before Swansea nearly added a third when a whipped corner flew across the six-yard box with Schmeichel struggling to get there.
"I was a little bit surprised in a good way (to win the award), but I am pleased the impact has been recognised", he said.
The Foxes hierarchy would have hoped the show of unity would transfer to the pitch and spark an upturn in results.
Ranieri was backed by Leicester's Thai owners King Power prior to Sunday's game and while he conceded Swansea showed more appetite for battle, he believes fortune is now working against his team.
That said, leaders Chelsea are the opponents when they report back later this month. We created chances in the second half but they defended very, very well.