Swansea vs Chelsea Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man + Predicted Score

By on April 12, 2014

Liberty Stadium Swansea

Chelsea are in Wales to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon looking for a win to give their title hopes a major boost.

The Blues head into the game sitting two points off leaders Liverpool and two ahead of Man City, and with their two title rivals going head-to-head at Anfield tomorrow, Chelsea will be hoping to take advantage of the fact at least one club will be dropping points this weekend.

Jose Mourinho’s side will be in buoyant mood after their dramatic win over PSG on Tuesday to book a date with Atletico Madrid in the semi finals of the Champions League, but they will be ken to address their domestic form away from home.

The West Londoners have seen their title hopes dashed with disappointing losses away to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in recent weeks and a third consecutive loss on the road would be hugely damaging to their chances of lifting the title in May.

However, they will face a Swansea side that are just six points above the relegation zone and have won just one of their last eight league matches, so Mourinho should be confident of picking up the clubs first ever win at the Liberty Stadium.

Team News

Chelsea will be without key attacker Eden Hazard after he was forced off in midweek with a minor calf injury. Ramires is back from suspension so could come in for the Belgian, although Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle are also pushing for recalls.

Samuel Eto’o played through the pain on Tuesday after rushing back from a hamstring problem so he could get a rest tomorrow, which could see Fernando Torres start up front ahead of goal-scoring hero Demba Ba.

Nemanja Matic is certain to play after being ineligible in midweek and he should start alongside David Luiz in midfield after the Brazilians impressive display last time out.

Swansea boss Garry Monk has no fresh injury concerns to deal with but defender Kyle Bartley remains on the sidelines with a hamstring strain.

Pablo Hernandez and Nathan Dyer could get recalls after the Swans disappointed against Hull last week.

Likely Line-Ups

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Key Man

Oscar: With Hazard out, Chelsea will be looking to Oscar to step up and provide the creative threat in the attacking third. The Brazilian has shown his quality on numerous occasions this season so Mourinho will be hoping he’s on form tomorrow.

Predicted Score

Swansea 0-2 Chelsea: Even without Hazard, the Blues should have too much for a Swansea team low on confidence.

What would your team be and what’s your predicted score for the game? Share your views below.

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18 Comments

  1. Olalekan salami ajani

    April 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    What’s realy happen to MIKEL OBI why JOSE did not use him any more i need your reply quick pls.

    • Joe alabede

      April 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      It was bcos he is a lazy player refuse to step up his game….so so so lazy

    • soft boyz rep

      April 13, 2014 at 7:08 am

      John obi mikel is out injured for some weeks now buh wud soon be fit. ETO is d best striker in d EPL 4 me

  2. David Olajide

    April 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Chelsea should go allout 2morrow 2 beat swansea

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    April 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm

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  4. selena

    April 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    you are not serious by saying that Torres should start over Eto’o. Eto’o was the best for chelsea after Hazard and that was before he had his injury against Arsenal. if chelsea are going there for victory, then i think Eto’o is the one we should look upto.
    I have this feelings that if JOSE will use him tomorrow, he might come out with a hat-trick…

    • samuel owusu boateng

      April 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

      let me ve ur contact

    • soft boyz rep

      April 13, 2014 at 7:11 am

      ETO is out injured N cannot play today buh still expect Fernando to step up

  5. samuel owusu boateng

    April 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    chelsea all de way. no mre loose tnx to mouriho n de stuff.

  6. samuel owusu boateng

    April 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    yh bt selena Eto in injured so we must rest him.u remember we force him to play againt psg?i prefer Jose to play Ba ahead of toress

  7. Oladeji Juwon

    April 13, 2014 at 12:02 am

    As does of my colleagues as said if chelsea want victory 2moro we have 2 use samuel Eto 2moro because its better than Torres and if chelsea don’t wana use samuel Eto I proffered Demba ba to start 2moro thank Jose

  8. oluwasogo isaac

    April 13, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I prefer Ba to Torres and pls Moh should let Mikel go in the summer for the sake of Nigeria. God bless all Chelsea fans.

  9. emmanuel

    April 13, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Pls if eto,o will not play cos of injury, let ba start ahead of dat guy torres.cos torres is jst like ten men playin agaist 11men.

  10. jiyah n david

    April 13, 2014 at 7:51 am

    All we want is winning, i dnt mind d rubish u people are saying about TORRES and 4 me TORRES is d best, thanks to u chelsea fans and may God lead us to champious league final tru christ d lord

  11. anslem dominic nnadi

    April 13, 2014 at 8:26 am

    pls mou should let mikel leave dis summer for d sake of nigerians and he should also sell dat nonsense torres because we have got diego costa

  12. George Chingy

    April 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Torres Has Paid Chelsea Dia Dues So Mou cn let him go dis summer nd Samuel Etoo is da Best Striker in d Epl…God Bless Chelsea Fans

  13. edwin hazard ng'wono

    April 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    i do like torres bcoz he is faster than etoo bt also i love etoo since he has more energy than torres. i wish all chelsea fans a honest time in the leagea

  14. mulat gebeye

    April 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

    both of three striker of Chelsea best but Eto’o is successful so Jose should give chance for him than others

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