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.

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."

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

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