With the new season only three games old, Swansea are in a comfortable second place position and a win against top of the table Chelsea, will see them leap frog Saturday’s opponents to first place on the Premier League table.
After winning all three games played, the latest being the comfortable 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, Swansea will feel like they have a chance against an in form Chelsea side. After all, the Welsh team is enjoying their best winning run in the Premier League.
Chelsea on the other hand will want to proceed with caution after their heart stopping 6 – 3 thriller against Everton. Letting in that many goals in one game is something unusual for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. They will also not take much comfort from the fact that if any team outside the usual top 4 finishers in the league was going to replicate such a score line, Swansea was likely to be that team.
The blues will also be aware that with star striker Diego Costa unlikely to start due to an injury picked up during the international break, goals might be in short supply.
- Swansea has not beaten Chelsea in the League since both sides were in the old Division 2 in 1981.
- Chelsea has kept a clean sheet in each of their last four games against Swansea.
- Cesc Fabregas and Gylfi Sigurdsson meanwhile are joint top of the assist chart, each with four assists.
IN 3 PREVIOUS MEETINGS
- Swansea 0 Chelsea 1(Ba) Premier League April 2014
- Chelsea 1(Hazard) Swansea 0 Premier League December2013
- Chelsea 2(Oscar, Lampard) Swansea 0 Premier League 2013
POSSIBLE LINE UPS
(GK) Courtios, (FB) Ivanovic, (FB) Azpilicueta, (CB) Terry, (CB) Cahill, (DMF) Matic, (CM) Fabregas, (LAM) Hazard, (RAM) Schurrie, (CAM) Oscar, (ST) Drogba.
(Gk)Fabianski , (FB) Rangel, (FB) Taylor, (CB) Williams, (CB) Amat, (CM) Shelvey, (CM) Ki Sung-Yueng,(LAM) Dyer, (RAM) Routledge, (CAM) Sigurdsson, (ST) Bony.