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Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres [Reuters]

Chelsea face Swansea City for the Premier League fixture on Boxing Day at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm GMT.


Chelsea enter this fixture after their goalless draw against Arsenal in the last fixture at the Emirates. The game saw the two sides failing to show any sort of spark as Jose Mourinho maintained his unbeaten record against Arsene Wenger.

Both sides failed to create more chances while Wenger was furious over the referee not awarding Arsenal a penalty after Theo Walcott was clipped by Willian inside the box. The game before the Gunners saw Sunderland knock Chelsea out of the Capital One Cup and the Portuguese boss would be looking to bounce back with a victory against Swansea.

Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup [Reuters]

Meanwhile, the Welsh club come into this fixture after their 1-2 defeat against Everton at the Liberty Stadium. Seamus Coleman gave the lead for the Toffees before an own goal from Bryan Oviedo helped Swansea bounce back.

However, Ross Barkley scored an outstanding winner for Everton as Swansea failed to win yet another league game this season. The Swans are 11 in the table with 20 points from 17 games while Chelsea are fourth with 34 points.

What Managers Say

Jose Mourinho: "I enjoyed it more in 2005 and 2006 when we were winning it easily. I enjoyed that more. But for me it is fantastic. The pressure is there. I have told the players they have, some of them, to learn how to cope with this situation. Because they have to learn."

Michael Laudrup: "Oh no. Just because you get something once, it doesn't mean it's normal. There is a reason why some of these clubs have these records because they have the best players that's why it's so difficult to go to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, Etihad, Emirates or Anfield. It's because of the history and you can't change history in one or two games."

Team Form

Juan Mata
Juan Mata [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W W L
  • Last Result: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D L D W
  • Last Result: Swansea City 1-2 Everton

Team News


  • Injured: Ryan Bertrand (unspecified), Marco Van Ginkel (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien; Schurlle, Mata, Hazard; Torres

Swansea City

  • Injured: Nathan Dyer (ankle), Michu (ankle), Garry Monk (knee), Michel Vorm (knee), Alan Tate (hamstring).
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Tremmel; Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies; Canas, Shelvey; Hernández, De Guzman, Routledge; Bony