Swansea suffer double blow

04 February 2018 10:14:00 EST

Swansea City's recent revival under new boss Carlos Carvalhal has been dealt a blow with two key players set to miss the rest of the season.

Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony both suffered injuries in the Swans draw away to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday and both were confirmed by the club to be season-ending.

We had a bad first half and then we corrected things. We did much better in the second half.

Carlos Carvalhal

Fer has ruptured his Achilles tendon while Bony, injured just coming on as a substitute in the game, has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

The double blow threatens Swansea's recent revival under Carvalhal who took over from Paul Clement at the end of last year.

In his short time in charge he has seen the side suffer just one defeat in nine matches and they are now unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions.

The point at the King Power Stadium saw the Swans climb out of the relegation zone on goal difference and, in a congested bottom half of the Premier League table, they are just three points behind Watford who are 11th.

Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes the lead on Saturday but Swansea improved after the break and were rewarded by an equaliser with Federico Fernandez heading home from a Ki Sung-yeung corner.

Carvalhal was satisfied at the outcome, telling the media after the game: "I am happy with one point. We have lost the last seven here.

"We had a bad first half and then we corrected things. We did much better in the second half.

"We were planning to give more pace in attack with Wilfried Bony, but in the last 10 minutes Leicester were more organised in attack, and created more noise."

Swansea are back in action in midweek, with a replay at home to League Two Notts County in the FA Cup fourth round and they are back in Premier League action at the weekend, at home to Burnley next Saturday.

They are 11/8 for another priceless three points at the Liberty Stadium with Sean Dyche's team 13/5 and the draw is priced at 21/10.

The Swans are 5/1 to win the game 1-0.

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