PREVIEW: Chelsea v Swans

25th February 2017

Swansea City visit Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday (3pm) as head coach Paul Clement and Claude Makelele return to their former club.
The Swans go into the game having won four of their last six top-flight encounters, with Clement's side rising from bottom to four points clear of the relegation zone.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have lost once - against Tottenham Hotspur - in their last 19 Premier League fixtures, with Antonio Conte's Blues sitting eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

TEAM NEWS
Chelsea have no injuries worries ahead of the game, with keeper Thibaut Courtois set to return after missing the FA Cup win at Wolves due to gastroenteritis.
David Luiz and Marcos Alonso are ready to feature again after being rested last weekend.
The Swans will again be without Ki Sung-Yueng (knee), Nathan Dyer (Achilles) and Jefferson Montero (hamstring), though Leon Britton (back) is available again.



WHAT THEY SAID

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "If someone thinks the Swansea game is easy, they make a great mistake."

Swans head coach Paul Clement: "I have very fond memories of the club and it's an honour to be going back to coach a team against Chelsea.
"Nobody is expecting us to win. That takes the pressure off to a certain extent.
"But we have to put pressure on ourselves. We are in decent form and we want to continue to improve. That means putting in a good performance even if we do not end up getting the result we all want."



PAST MEETINGS
Swansea 2-2 Chelsea    
Swansea 1-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-2 Swansea    
Swansea 0-5 Chelsea    
Chelsea 4-2 Swansea



PRE-MATCH STATS
4 - The Swans have netted four goals in their last two league visits to Stamford Bridge, the same number they'd scored in their previous 10 games there combined.
1 - Swansea's 2-2 draw on the opening day of the 2015-16 season was their first Premier League point earned at Stamford Bridge.