MATCH PREVIEW: Chelsea v Swans
13th September 2014
The Swans face a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday as they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (3pm).
Garry Monk's side have won their first three league games of the season, and go head-to-head with the only other side to have a 100 per cent record.
Chelsea recorded early wins over newly promoted Burnley and Leicester before hitting six past Everton last time out.
Swansea, meanwhile, kicked off the campaign with a memorable win over Manchester United before victories over Burnley and West Brom.
And Monk was rewarded for his side's fine start by being named Premier League Manager of the Month for August.
Diego Costa faces a late fitness test on a hamstring injury, while Eden Hazard is expected to shrug off a minor achilles problem.
Meanwhile, Swans boss Garry Monk has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.
WHAT THEY SAID
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "We had a good group of strikers last season, but we changed three for three and we believe these three give us more, in relation to the football we want to play.
"Obviously we now we have a guy like Didier (Drogba) who is a box expert, a kind of striker that the box is his natural habitat.
"(Loic) Remy is very fast, he attacks spaces, he can play even from the sides like he does for France, coming in from the right or from the left."
Swans boss Garry Monk: "They are one of the powerhouses of the league. They have quality players over the pitch. When you analyse them, there are a lot more strengths than weaknesses.
"They can hurt you in many areas via different players. In my opinion they are among the contenders to win the league.
"But anyone is beatable. We are under no illusions we have to be at our best to warrant any points."
- Chelsea and Swansea are the only two sides yet to drop a point this season (P3 W3)
- Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored one and assisted four of Swansea's six league goals this season
- Didier Drogba scored on his one previous appearance against the Swans, in a 4-1 home win back in September 2011
- Only Eden Hazard (7) and Fernando Torres (5) got more goal assists for Chelsea in 2013-14 than Cesc Fabregas already has in 2014-15 (4)
- The Swans have already claimed 21% of their entire points total from last season