Swansea vs Chelsea Preview: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on November 2, 2012

Liberty Stadium Swansea

Swansea City welcome Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League and extend their lead at the top of the table.

The Blues fell to their first defeat of the season with a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in a hugely controversial encounter at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

However, Roberto Di Matteo’s side showed their resilience by coming from behind to beat United 5-4 in their Capital One Cup clash in midweek, so should go into the game at the Liberty Stadium full of confidence.

Swansea will also be in confident mood following their impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.

Team News

Michael Laudrup is sweating over the fitness of defender Chico after he picked up a dead leg in the win at Anfield, but he’s expected to shake off the problem in time to face the Blues.

Should Chico fail to recover in time Garry Monnk and Alan Tate are on stand-by to step in.

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm is out to Gerhard Tremmel continues in goal, and Ashley Williams is expected to play despite a minor ankle issue.

Roberto Di Matteo has doubts over Juan Mata and David Luiz. The Spaniard is likely to play but Luiz may miss out so with captain John Terry serving the final game of his four-match ban, the returning Branislav Ivanovic is due to replace him at centre back.

Fernando Torres also returns from suspension and is likely to come straight back in and start up front, despite Daniel Sturridge’s goal-scoring performance in midweek.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Swansea have a pretty strong home record and Laudrup has his side playing some decent football this season, but Chelsea are full of goals and we can’t see the Swans containing them. Swansea 0-2 Chelsea.

What would your team be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.

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22 Comments

  1. TONY

    November 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    chelsea 4 vs city 1 .torres 1 oscar 1 mata 1 harzad 1

  2. Elgaza

    November 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Chelsea will win swansea city by 4 goals to nil.

  3. Noskey

    November 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Chelsea 4-0 swansea city. Mata must score.

  4. Chidi Peter

    November 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I hope Mata Starts, because he would make a difference, the trio understands each other very well then Luiz need rest despite injury he deserved to play from bench in some games, the Luiz i saw last season isn’t the Luiz of this season, he made some silly mistakes that cost and nearlly cost Chelsea this season, he need to be cautioned of his unthinked long run and long pass. Sometimes i wonder if Luiz was Chelsea no.9. So, my prediction is Chelsea 3 – 0 The Swans. I pray it goes like this, Up Blues.

  5. Samuel

    November 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Chelsea must win 2 be on top of the table

  6. Dare

    November 3, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Chelsea2 swansea1

  7. Dare

    November 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    ♍γ̲̣̣̥ starting lineup
    Cech cesear ivanovic cahil cole
    Mikel ramires
    Moses oscar e.hazard
    Torres

  8. morino fidelis

    November 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I wnt Chelsea 2win d match in oda 2 put d ManU Robbery defeat bhind dem. Again David Luiz shuld b cautiond by b coach 2start playin in his positn wch is dfendin n leav atackin 4d atackers. Mata, Oscar n Hazard ar fit enof 2do d job by asistn Torres

  9. De-master

    November 3, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Chelsea will beat swansea with 3goals to nil(3:0).i think my blood is blue,infact we are the true blues!

  10. mustapha saheed

    November 3, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Chelsea has been playing an interesting game since the begining of this season,if not that stupid manu ref we would still be running our unbeaten so chelsea is going to win this afternoon by 3-1 (swansea 1 – 3 chelsea).

  11. Chelsea wil emerge a winner against swans. Score board wil be 5-2

    November 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Chelsea 5 swans2 final whilstle

  12. tony

    November 3, 2012 at 6:11 am

    All I know is dat chelsea Is still playing onbeating despite manu controvasial disisions from refree so chelea will beat swan city 4 – 1

  13. tony

    November 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

    All I know is dat chelsea Is still playing onbeating despite manu controvasial disisions from refree. so chelsea will beat swan city 4 – 1

  14. Oswald abefe

    November 3, 2012 at 6:45 am

    All i which chelsea is to go out there to gain the 3 point, the goals margin may 1 – 10. All that i need is 3points for the blues

  15. Afariogun sherif

    November 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Chelsea 3 swansea 1 torres 2goals nd garry cahil 1

  16. samuel

    November 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

    all i know is that if it were not for that controversial decisions by that stupid man united referee .we would still be unbeten

  17. Excellent Augstine

    November 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    chelsea will win by 3 goals to 1.while Arsenal are going to win Man U by 2 goals to 1.

  18. Cfcclw12

    November 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

    The way Moses played against 12 men united mid week I think he deserves a start on the right and give mata a well earned rest he played 120 mins of football 3days ago! People expecting a goal feast but I think it might be a 1-2 Chelsea win Oscar and ramires scoring

  19. PAUL

    November 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    YES I LIKE MOSES TO PLAY FROM THE FIRST HALF THAN TO SET IN THE BENTCH, SO THAT HE WOULD BE ASSISTING MATA AND THE CLUB

  20. PAUL

    November 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    YES I LIKE MOSES TO PLAY FROM THE FIRST HALF THAN TO SET IN THE BENCH, SO THAT HE WOULD BE ASSISTING MATA AND THE CLUB

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  22. Spike

    November 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Ha Ha not so arrogant now are we! Super Swans took 2 points off you & kept you off the top.

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