11th April

Today we bring you the latest edition of our weekly 'blast from the past' feature, where we look back at a classic clash between the Swans and an upcoming opponent.

On Sunday, Garry Monk's side go up against title contenders Chelsea at the Liberty in the Barclays Premier League.

In order to mark the occasion, we rewind to 1981 for Swansea's record victory over the Blues, which helped the club on their way to a historic promotion to the old First Division.


Swansea City Vs Chelsea - Vetch Field - April 25, 1981

Swansea City ran out 3-0 victors over Chelsea on their way to promotion to the First Division in April, 1981.

On a spring afternoon at the Vetch Field, goals from Neil Robinson, Dzemal Hadziabdic and Robbie James helped the Swans secure their record victory over the Blues.

An error from Chelsea goalkeeper Petar Borota saw John Toshack's side take an early lead when Robinson's 25-yard strike squirmed underneath the 'keeper's glove.

Just past the half-hour mark, Hadziabdic doubled the host's lead when he struck a fierce shot from range that gave Borota simply no chance.

With just over 20 minutes left on the clock, James put the result beyond doubt when he turned home from six-yards, which the Chelsea defenders were unable to scramble off the line.