Swansea City's Jack Cork believes he and his teammates will show 'a big reaction' against Leicester

BPL: Jacks midfielder believes his club has what it takes to deliver Leicester City title hopes a serious blow, by getting a result on the road on Sunday.

Swansea City's Jack Cork believes he and his teammates will show 'a big reaction' against Leicester
Jack Cork has the confidence that Swansea City can pick up some points at King Power Stadium on Sunday. Photo provided by Getty Images.

Swansea City are heading to the King Power Stadium on Sunday to take on first place Leicester City, and Swansea’s Jack Cork is feeling confident that they can record a surprise result.

Dreaming too big

Cork told the Daily Star that the side 'want to show a big reaction' following the defeat at Newcastle, which the midfielder admitted was 'a real disappointment for us and our fans.' 

Looking ahead to what is to come on Sunday against Leicester, Cork said that even though Jamie Vardy's suspension would rule him out of the game, 'they (Leicester) have very good players ready to play in his place.'

This is a great way to motivate the troops before a big clash, but the 26-year-old is not being realistic. An important factor that Cork is not taking into consideration is that the Foxes are just a few points away from winning their first Barclays Premier League title.

Leicester City at the King Power Stadium has been nearly untouchable in the 2015/2016 season. Photo provided by AP Photo.
Leicester City at the King Power Stadium has been nearly untouchable in the 2015/2016 season. Photo provided by AP Photo.

It's been a while since the Foxes lost at home

Leicester have not lost a Premier League match at home since September 26th, 2015 when they were thrashed 5-2 from Arsenal. Since that defeat in the league, the Foxes have not lost a home game and their overall record in the Premier League at King Power Stadium reads 10-6-1 (W-D-L).

Leicester in all competitions in the 2015/2016 campaign at home have only tasted defeat twice thus far. In the 19 games played so far at the King Power Stadium the Foxes have earned an 11-6-2 record and have kept clean sheets against their opponents 10 times in the process.

Including this upcoming match against the Jacks on Sunday, Claudio Ranieri's side only have one more home game left, and they know that picking up the last six points available at home will all-but secure the title for them.

No Vardy no problem 

The second leading scorer in the Premier League this year, Jamie Vardy will not be in action for Leicester on Sunday. He picked up his second yellow card against West Ham United on Sunday for simulation in the 2-2 draw, resulting in a red card which sees him suspended for Sunday's clash.

The Foxes will be without their star forward for Sunday's home match against Swansea City, after picking up a red card against West Ham United last Sunday at King Power Stadium. Photo provided by Getty Images.
The Foxes will be without their star forward for Sunday's home match against Swansea City, after picking up a red card against West Ham United last Sunday at King Power Stadium. Photo provided by Getty Images.

It may seem that Swansea have a sudden advantage with the absence of the English international for this clash on Sunday, however, the last time these two clubs faced each other it was not Vardy whose goals defeated them. The man who took down the Jacks on December 5th, 2015 at the Liberty Stadium was Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who hit a tremendous hat-trick in the 3-0 victory for the Foxes.

Not to mention Leicester are welcoming a club that has only won three times in 17 away matches thus far this season. Swansea’s overall record away from home is 3-5-9, and they have conceded 27 times when playing outside of Wales. The Swans have not won a game on the road since March 2nd, when they prevailed at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal.

Guidolin form shows Swans much tougher beast on home patch

Now if this match was at the Liberty Stadium then the Welsh club would have more of a chance to pull off theupset victory. Since Swansea’s head coach Francesco Guidolin took over the club in late January, Swansea have only lost once at home in five matches.

Riyad Mahrez has been quiet on the goal front lately but a game against Swansea City on Sunday might end his dry spell for the Foxes. Photo provided by Nick Potts-PA Wire.
Riyad Mahrez has been quiet on the goal front lately but a game against Swansea City on Sunday might end his dry spell for the Foxes. Photo provided by Nick Potts-PA Wire.

On February 13th, Southampton were the last club to travel to Wales and leave with three points in the bag. Their overall record since the Italian became the manager has seen them record three victories from five home matches, as well as one draw and a defeat, recording three clean sheets in the process. 

However, the game is not in Wales and the Foxes need the three points to keep the five-point gap between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur. With all of these factors taken into account, Leicester will head into the match as heavy favourites against a Swansea side who have struggled away from home.