MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Chelsea
17th January 2015
The Swans welcome Premier League table-toppers Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
Garry Monk's side face the Blues on the back of last weekend's 1-1 draw with West Ham.
That result saw the Swans remain ninth in the table, just four points behind Spurs in sixth.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have enjoyed a fine season so far with Jose Mourinho's men leading the way past the halfway stage.
The Blues have won all their home games - including a 4-2 victory over Swansea in September - but have won just once in their last five away trips.
Sunderland are the only team to have stopped Chelsea from scoring this season, following a 0-0 draw back in November.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "They are a fantastic team, with world class players all over the pitch.
"It's a really good challenge for us - the players and myself - to put on a performance that warrants a good result.
"There are chances in every game to score goals, and we'll be working hard to take the ones we get."
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "I know that they (Swansea) have a very good team and very good teams, they don't depend on one player.
"They depend more on organisation, their philosophy, the way think about and play football. I think Swansea is a good example of that. I don't think that losing a good player for them means they are going to be a less difficult team."
LAST FIVE LEAGUE MEETINGS
Chelsea 4 Swans 2 - September 13, 2014
Swans 0 Chelsea 1 - April 13, 2014
Chelsea 1 Swans 0 - December 26, 2013
Chelsea 2 Swans 0 - April 28, 2013
Swans 1 Chelsea 1 - November 3, 2012
- Chelsea have won five and lost none of the seven Barclays Premier League meetings with Swansea City
- Jose Mourinho's side have won just one of their last five Premier League away games (W1 D2 L2)
- Cesc Fabregas has more Premier League assists this season (14) than any player managed last term
- Swansea's woodwork has been struck 14 times this season, more than any other club
- The two goals netted by the Swans in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge ended a run of four games in all competitions where they failed to net against the Blues