PREVIEW: Swans v Chelsea

13th April 2014

The Swans will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat when they host Chelsea on Sunday (4.07pm).

Garry Monk's side welcome the Blues to the Liberty Stadium on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Hull last time out.

That loss, coupled with Saturday's results, means the Swans head into the clash just three points clear of the relegation zone as the season nears its climax.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be looking to keep up their title challenge alongside Liverpool and Manchester City, who meet at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho's side progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League in midweek with a win over Paris Saint-Germain and are just two points Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

The Blues have never won at the Liberty Stadium, drawing three times, including last season's goalless draw in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.



The Swans have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Chelsea, while Eden Hazard will face a late fitness test after limping off in midweek with a calf injury.



Swans head coach Garry Monk: "We were disappointed after the game against Hull. It wasn't the performance or result we wanted.

"But we've had a good reaction this week in training. The boys have been working hard towards Sunday's game.

"We know what we are up against, but we have to be confident and get a reaction."


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho:"They (Swansea) are a good team, they play good football. Especially at Swansea it is never easy and Chelsea knows that better than other teams.

"They still need the three points, they are not in big danger like other teams but they still need a couple of points to stay in the Premier League and of course they will try to get points out of this game."


  • Swansea have won three and lost just one of their last five home league games, keeping a clean sheet in all three wins
  • Chelsea have won three and lost none of their five previous Premier League meetings with Swansea
  • The Blues have lost their last two away games, while Jose Mourinho has never suffered three successive league defeats within a single season before

** As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The match at which the disaster took place - The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 - was ended six minutes after kick-off at 3:06pm.

It means Sunday's fixture between the Swans and Chelsea on Sunday at the Liberty will kick-off at 4.07pm.