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26 Apr 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Swansea vs Chelsea Preview

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When? Saturday 28th April, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Liberty Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Swansea & Chelsea - https://www.ticketbis.net/swansea-v-chelsea-tickets/ev332860

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Swansea W1, Chelsea W2, D2
Premier League meetings: Swansea W1, Chelsea W8, D4
All-time meetings: Swansea W7, Chelsea W16, D11

SWANSEA

Predicted line-up: Fabianski; Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; A. Ayew, Ki, King, Clucas; J. Ayew

Unavailable: Fer (Injured), Bony (Injured), Renato Sanches (Injured)

Doubtful: Fernandez (Injured), Narsingh (Injured)

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Hazard

Unavailable: David Luiz (Injured), Ampadu (Injured), Drinkwater (Injured), Alonso (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Swansea were heavily beaten by Manchester City last weekend as the champions showed just how far they have been above everyone else this season. That defeat for Carlos Carvalhal’s men leaves them just on the right side of the dotted line, but unfortunately for them the fixture computer is no kinder to them this weekend.

That is because they play host to what is something of a resurgent Chelsea, who not only have reached a second consecutive FA Cup final but their hopes of finishing in the top four have been revitalised after Tottenham’s slump.

They go into this game knowing that a win would see the gap cut to just two points, creating a scenario that will really heap the pressure on Tottenham. All Antonio Conte’s men can do is win their games and hope that their London rivals slip up.

Swansea will look to their home form to try and finally put enough daylight between themselves and 18th in the table, however it looks like this Chelsea side have got the bit between their teeth once more and will be good value for an away win.

MEMORABLE MEETING
January 2013 saw Swansea and Chelsea paired together in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. The first leg at Stamford Bridge saw Swansea earn a shock 2-0 win in West London, leaving the Blues with it all to do in the return leg.

They failed to overturn the deficit and it was Michael Laudrup’s men who progressed to Wembley after a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium, although it was a game that was arguably better remembered for Eden Hazard getting sent off for kicking a ball boy.


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