Costa Starts: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Swansea

By on September 11, 2014

Premier League action returns this weekend after the international break as Chelsea take on Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Here is our predicted line-up.

Goalkeeper: Jose Mourinho has opted to select Thibaut Courtois as his first choice keeper and there’s no sign that’s going to change any time soon so the Belgian should once again start ahead of Petr Cech in goal.

Defence: We shouldn’t expect many changes at the back with Jose likely to stick with his settled back four of Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry and Azpilicueta, despite his side shipping three goals to Everton last time out. Filipe Luis is pushing for a start at left-back if the Portuguese coach wants to shake things up.

Midfield: Chelsea were a little open against Everton so Ramires or John Obi Mikel could be drafted in alongside Nemanja Matic with Cesc Fabregas pushing further forward. However, since it’s a home game I’d expect him to keep Fabregas in his deeper position.

Attack: Oscar is pushing for a recall and he could come in alongside Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle in attack. There is a slight doubt over the fitness of Diego Costa but the Blues are confident he’ll be passed fit to play. Otherwise, Loic Remy or Didier Drogba will get the nod up front.

Here’s how Chelsea could line-up this weekend:

What do you think of our team? What side would you pick?

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19 Comments

  1. nweze

    September 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    chelsea will b unbeatable dis session. up blues.

  2. Blissfun

    September 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    What I care about is just two trophies if not roma won’t be happy,I love chelsea

  3. Richard

    September 12, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I believe with dis formation, chelsea all d way!!!!!!!!

  4. Prince

    September 12, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Jose is da best coach , with all maestro abilities and his team possess great prowess.
    Big up Chelsea!!!!!!!
    CHE 4 SWA 0

  5. Suman

    September 12, 2014 at 6:47 am

    My 1st eleven (4-2-3-1), the DEFENCE wil be the same. MID: Obi and Matic. ATTACK: Hazar, Fab, Wilian (becoz of his work ethic) STRIKER: Costa. Chelsea 4-0 Swansea.

  6. Arinze

    September 12, 2014 at 6:51 am

    With the power in Our posession..chelsea will unstopable this season,prové me wrong doubters…

  7. Jonathan

    September 12, 2014 at 7:51 am

    the formation is ok bt second half let put remy. up blues

  8. Samuel joseph

    September 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Chelsea is one of the best club in the world .she has quality players and possible chelsea will win the premier league n are going to crash swansity 5 goals to nothing

  9. dtbello

    September 12, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I think the formation is good just that I think fabregas shud support d attack and Ramirez to pair with Matic

  10. haggai chellah

    September 12, 2014 at 8:39 am

    da defence is ok bt the mid should be matic,ramires nd attacking mid Hazard,willian nd fabregas den Costa or remy….

  11. LAGI NANA

    September 12, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Every thing is possible chelsea 5 swanzy 1

  12. Iddi Abdul-Latif

    September 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

    with Costa starting, de formation should look lyk dis: Azpliqueta, Terry, Cahill, Eva,Matic, Ramirez, Hazard, Fabregas, Willian and Costa bt without Costa der should be a little changes at de top with Shurlle taking de place of Willian and adding de striking force to either Remy or Dier. bcoz he hz de striking abilities and then Mikel should also be brought in to partner with Matic since Shurlle is more in scoring than tackling.

  13. Itota Moses

    September 12, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Chelsea.I dont think we need CR7 b’cos age is not longer his side.Chelsea is a balance team,balance Coach and wit a die had fan.I Love d Blues.Cotouss,Terry,Evaovic,AZi,Cahill,Matic,Ramires,Fabrigas,William,Hazad and Cosata Bus diego…

  14. Vokeclent

    September 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I live chelsea so much i want us to do more btter than this i want 4 2 3 1 is the best hazard cesc oscar forword costa

  15. Jonathan

    September 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    chelsea 3-1 swansy

  16. Isaac appiah

    September 12, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Chelsea 3 Swansea 0

  17. papeou

    September 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    please U Chelsea fans at Bridge ,make the atmosphere conducive. Chel 4-1Swan

  18. abdul unique

    September 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    blues all the way.

  19. Rafael Ebiesuwa

    September 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    where is WILLY. My WILLIAN….

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