Premier League: Swansea City v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at the Liberty Stadium

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Jose Mourinho’s "little horse" will look to take advantage of title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City meeting each other, to get back into the title race.

Having seen of PSG in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night Chelsea should take momentum to South Wales, and could end the day top if they win and Liverpool lose.

Swansea, on the other hand, are still looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone. Last week’s defeat at Hull leaves the Swans just six points above Fulham in 18th. One more win for Garry Monk’s side will take them a long way towards safety, but they’ve never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4.07pm


Chelsea 1 (Hazard) Swansea 0, Premier League, December 2013

Chelsea 2 (Oscar, Lampard (pen)) Swansea 0, Premier League, April 2013

Swansea 0 Chelsea 0, Capital One Cup, January 2013


Chelsea have not lost a league game following a Champions League match this season. They have won eight and drawn once on their return from European competition, with an aggregate score of 26-6.

Chelsea have won the last nine Premier League games they have played on a Sunday

Both of Garry Monk’s wins as Swansea City boss have come at home – he has only picked up 2 points away

Swansea have had eight own goals scored on their behalf this season. Only Wilfred Bony has scored more for the Swans


Swansea to win: 4.6

Chelsea to win: 1.75

Draw: 3.6

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4.07pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm