Fede's Chelsea hope

23rd April 2018
First team

Swans skipper Federico Fernandez is hopeful of being fit for Saturday’s home clash with Chelsea despite being forced off in the defeat to Manchester City.

The centre-back had to replaced after 67 minutes at the Etihad Stadium with a knee injury sustained during a clash with Raheem Sterling – a challenge which led to a Manchester City penalty.

But Fernandez remains upbeat about his chances of featuring against the FA Cup finalists at the Liberty.

“I am fine. I got hit painfully on the knee and I had to come off,” he said.

“It doesn’t look so bad. Hopefully it will mean a couple of days' recovery and I will be ready for next weekend.

“I need to discuss it with the doctor. It seems to be in the tendons but I hope I will be available against Chelsea.”