Jamie Redknapp predicts Leicester City vs Swansea outcome

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Leicester City host Swansea City this weekend.

Former player Jamie Redknapp believes Leicester City will have too much for Swansea City this weekend despite missing top goal scorer Jamie Vardy through suspension, Sky Sports report.

England international Vardy has been such a key player for the Foxes this season, with his pace on the counter-attack causing the opposition all sorts of problems when spaces appear.

Leicester, however, will have to face the Swans without their talisman following the striker’s dismissal against West Ham United last weekend for two bookable offences.

It will be interesting to see if Claudio Ranieri’s men opt for a different approach in his absence, yet Redknapp believes whichever way the hosts line up, they will find a way to beat the Welsh club.

“Boss Claudio Ranieri has options. He could bring in Jeff Schlupp or the pacey Demarai Gray. Or he could play Leonardo Ulloa or even Riyad Mahrez off Shinji Okazaki,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“But it's not the end of the world for them. Vardy's been playing so well but I still think it's something they can cope with for this Swansea game.”

“Swansea got beaten 3-0 last week and they can't be as bad as that again, and the Vardy suspension is terrible timing. But I think Leicester will come up with the response they need.”

Leicester saw their five-game winning run snapped against West Ham, as they ended up drawing 2-2.

Despite the disappointment at not winning, it could be deemed a valuable point come the end of the season as they entered injury time trailing 2-1 and playing with a man less following Vardy’s dismissal.

Swansea have improved under Francesco Guidolin, yet after pulling well clear of the bottom three a number of their players could already be thinking about this summer with little left to play for.

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