Previous Premier League encounters: Chelsea

17th June

The Swans will target a first Barclays Premier League victory over defending champions Chelsea when the sides meet on the opening weekend of the 2015-16 campaign.
Since the Swans' promotion to the Premier League, they are yet to beat the Blues in eight attempts.
The closest they have come to ending that run came in January 2012 when a late Jose Bosingwa effort deflected off Neil Taylor to cancel out Scott Sinclair's opener for the Swans.
However, the Swans did knock Chelsea out of the Capital One Cup semi-final in 2013 thanks to a stunning 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge followed by a goalless second leg in SA1.
The Swans have beaten Chelsea on their own turf in the league - goals from Len Thompson, Jack Fowler and Billy Hole earning a 3-1 win in Division Two in November, 1925.

Previous Premier League encounters
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Swans 0 Chelsea 5
In a season where many club records were broken, this game provided another as the Swans fell to their worst home defeat in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea were in dominant mood from the first whistle and they were ahead after just 50 seconds as Oscar found the corner of the net after Gylfi Sigurdsson's pass had deflected off Tom Carroll and into his path.
Sigurdsson then went within inches of levelling for the hosts, with his thunderous shot cannoning back off the angle of the woodwork.
But matters got worse for the Swans, with Diego Costa finishing off a fine team move before taking full advantage of Federico Fernandez's intended backpass to Lukasz Fabianski.
Willian was then denied twice by the woodwork as the ruthless Blues continued in their search for goals.
But the visitors would find the net once more after the break, with substitute Andre Schurrle tapping home Branislav Ivanovic's cross.
The victory moved Chelsea five points clear at the top, while the Swans remained in ninth place with 30 points from 22 games.
Swans: Fabianski, Taylor, Tiendalli, Fernandez, Williams, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Routledge (Emnes, 32), Dyer (Barrow, 75), Oliveira (Fulton, 66), Gomis.
Subs not used: Tremmel, Rangel, Bartley, Amat.
Chelsea: Cech, Luis, Cahill, Ivanovic, Terry, Fabregas (Ramires, 74), Hazard, Willian (Schurrle, 76), Oscar, Matic, Costa (Remy, 75).
Subs not used: Courtois, Mikel, Zouma, Salah.

Saturday, September 13
Chelsea 4 Swans 2
In the battle at the top of the table, the Swans were edged out of a six-goal thriller despite taking an early lead.
Garry Monk's side went into this game on the back of a perfect start - the three wins over Manchester United, Burnley and West Brom earning the Swans boss August's manager of the month accolade.
And the visitors got off to the perfect start as Neil Taylor's inviting cross from the left was turned into his own net by Chelsea skipper John Terry.
Then it was time for Diego Costa to steal the show. The Spaniard headed home on the stroke of half-time to level before going on to beat Lukasz Fabianski from close range after the interval to seal his hat-trick.
Substitute Loic Remy added a fourth for Jose Mourinho's side, while Jonjo Shelvey grabbed a late consolation after latching onto sub Wilfried Bony's through ball before slotting past Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea: Courtois, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Fabregas (Salah, 82), Hazard, Oscar, Matic, Schurrle (Ramires, 45), Costa (Remy, 72).    
Subs not used: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Willian.   
Swans: Fabianski, Williams, Rangel, Taylor, Amat (Fernandez, 45), Routledge (Montero, 66), Dyer, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Ki, Gomis (Bony, 76).
Subs not used: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Carroll, Emnes.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Swans 0 Chelsea 1
The Swans were made to pay for Chico Flores' early dismissal as Chelsea took all three points thanks to Demba Ba's second-half goal.
After Mohamed Salah had struck the post the early exchanges, the visitors were given a major boost as Chico was shown his second yellow card for bringing down Andre Schurrle just minutes after receiving a first booking.
The Swans bravely battled on as they went in search of an equaliser, with Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge both being denied.
While this victory moved Chelsea to within touching distance of leaders Liverpool, defeat left the Swans three points clear of third-bottom Fulham with four games to go.
Swans: Vorm, Davies, Williams, Rangel, Chico, Routledge, Britton (de Guzman, 86), Dyer (Ngog, 73), Hernandez (Amat, 19), Shelvey, Bony.
Subs not used: Tremmel, Emnes, Taylor, Fulton.
Chelsea: Cech, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Salah, Willian, Ramires (Oscar, 45), Matic, Schurrle (Eto'o, 45), Ba (Mikel yellow card, 79).
Subs not used: Schwarzer, Luiz, Cole, Torres.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
Chelsea 1 Swans 0
The Swans were narrowly beaten at Stamford Bridge as Eden Hazard landed the knockout blow on Boxing Day.
The Belgian winger cut inside from the left before his powerful, dipping shot squirmed under Gerhard Tremmel after 29 minutes.
Skipper Ashley Williams had earlier denied John Terry, keeping the defender's effort off his own line as the Swans goal lived a charmed life early on.
Tremmel later denied Samuel Eto'o twice in quick succession, including a fine point-blank save, as the German keeper impressed between the sticks.
This defeat left the Swans in eleventh - just four points off third-bottom Fulham.
Chelsea: Cech, Terry, Cole, Ivanovic, Luiz, Mikel, Hazard (Willian, 82), Mata (Schurrle, 72), Ramires, Oscar (Lampard, 67), Eto'o.
Subs not used: Schwarzer, Cahill, Torres, Azpilicueta.
Swans: Tremmel, Williams, Rangel, Taylor, Amat, Routledge (Bony, 76), Britton, Shelvey, Canas (de Guzman, 61), Pozuelo (Hernandez, 45), Vazquez.
Subs not used: Zabret, Tiendalli, Davies, Chico.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Chelsea 2 Swans 0
Two goals in three minutes ended any hopes of a Swans upset at Stamford Bridge.
Oscar fired Chelsea ahead after 43 minutes following a neat pass from Frank Lampard, who had replaced the injured Ramires.
Provider then turned scorer as Lampard beat Michel Vorm from the penalty spot after Leon Britton had tripped Juan Mata. That goal moved the midfielder onto 201 Chelsea goals - one behind record holder Bobby Tambling.
Chelsea: Cech, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Azpilicueta, Luiz, E Hazard, Mata, Ramires (Lampard, 25), Oscar, Ba.
Subs not used: Turnbull, Benayoun, Ivanovic, Torres, Bertrand, Mikel.
Swans: Vorm, Davies (Taylor, 81), Williams, Rangel, Chico, Routledge (Dyer, 66), Britton (Shechter, 70), Hernandez, de Guzman, Ki, Michu.
Subs not used: Monk, Tremmel, Tiendalli, Moore.

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Swans 1 Chelsea 1
Pablo Hernandez came to the rescue as his 88th minute strike earned the Swans a share of the spoils at the Liberty.
In a tight contest, the Spaniard's second goal for the club couldn't have come at a better time as he curled home low into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
It cancelled out Victor Moses' headed opener on the hour mark, while Leon Britton had earlier nodded Fernando Torres' goalbound effort of his own line.
Swans: Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Davies, Routledge (Graham, 65), Britton (Dyer, 65), Hernandez, de Guzman, Michu (Shechter, 79), Ki.   
Subs not used: Cornell, Tate, Agustien, Tiendalli      
Chelsea: Cech, Cahill, Cole, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Oscar (Bertrand, 80), Romeu (Ramires, 45), Torres, Hazard, Moses (Sturridge, 73)
Subs not used: Turnbull, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Swans 1 Chelsea 1
The Swans were cruelly denied victory as Jose Bosingwa's shot deflected off Neil Taylor and deceived keeper Michel Vorm in stoppage time.
Ex-Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair had given the Swans a 39th minute lead against his former club as his left-footed effort looped over Petr Cech and into the top corner.
The visitors were reduced to ten men against the Swans for the second time during the campaign as England international Ashley Cole was dismissed following a rash challenge on Nathan Dyer, which earned the left-back a second yellow card.
But the Blues had the last laugh, with Bosingwa's late, late strike preventing the Swans from moving into the top half of the table.

Swans: Vorm, Williams, Rangel, Taylor, Caulker, Britton, Dyer, Allen, Sigurdsson (Agustien, 67), Graham, Sinclair (Moore, 78).
Subs not used: Tremmel, Routledge, Monk, Richards, Lita.
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Cole, Ivanovic, Luiz, Malouda (Lukaku, 80), Meireles, Romeu (Essien, 65), Torres, Sturridge, Mata.
Subs not used: Turnbull, Ferreira, Bertrand, Cahill, Piazon

Saturday, September 24, 2011    
Chelsea 4 Swans 1
The Swans were outclassed by Andre Villas-Boas' side as Fernando Torres opened the scoring and was then sent off in a busy ten-minute period.
The Spaniard beat Michel Vorm after 29 minutes to get the ball rolling for Chelsea, but a two-footed challenge on Mark Gower left referee Mike Dean with no option than to dismiss Torres.
It failed to disrupt the hosts though, and Ramires added another before the break to double Chelsea's advantage.
The Brazilian bagged his second with 14 minutes to go before Ashley Williams headed home a consolation to record his first Premier League goal - and the Swans' first away goal in the division.
But Chelsea had the final word, with substitute Didier Drogba firing home in added-on time.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Cole, Ivanovic, Meireles (McEachran, 83), Mikel, Ramires, Torres, Anelka (Drogba, 79), Mata (Malouda, 60).
Subs not used: Turnbull, Kalou, Luiz, Lampard.
Swans: Vorm, Williams, Monk, Rangel, Taylor, Britton (Routledge, 45), Gower, Dyer (Dobbie, 72), Allen, Lita (Graham, 59), Sinclair.
Subs not used: Tremmel, Bessone, Moore, Richards.