Leaders Chelsea travel to Wales to take on Swansea City, as the west Londoners look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Chelsea TV will have a build-up to the match from 1.30pm. Watch highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One at 10.20pm.


The Blues are still the top of the league table, with 22 points from nine games. They lead both the Manchester clubs by a point, despite their controversial defeat last week, which saw red cards and a poor offside decision give the Red Devils a 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge - their first win at the venue in over 10 years. But Roberto Di Matteo's men gained revenge over United in midweek, with a pulsating 5-4 win in extra-time to progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Swansea, on the other hand, started the season on a high under new boss Michael Laudrup. However, the Welsh side have found it hard to maintain their form and have won just once in their last seven league matches. They played well but lost to Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad last week, when Carlos Tevez netted a late winner. However, the players will bebuoyed by their 3-1 League Cup triumph over Liverpool at Anfield in midweek. Swans midfielder Miguel Michu is currently the second highest goalscorer in the Premier League, behind Robin van Persie and Demba Ba, with six goals to his name.

Form Guide

Swansea City

  • Last five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W D L
  • Last result: Liverpool 1 - 3 Swansea City


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W
  • Last result: Chelsea 5 - 4 Manchester United
Swansea City

Team News

Swansea City: Laudrup has a few problems at the back. Goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who suffered a groin injury against City, will miss the game. Defenders Neil Taylor and Kyle Bartley remain long-term absentees, while Chico Flores has a late fitness test. However, full-back Angel Rangel is back after serving a one-match suspension in midweek.

Chelsea: Juan Mata has a fitness test and could miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury in the club's 120-minute League Cup win over United. David Luiz will serve a one-match ban after receiving his fifth yellow card of the domestic campaign in that game. Frank Lampard remains sidelined with a calf problem, while John Terry will serve the last game of his four-match suspension, after the FA found the Blues skipper guilty of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand in a league fixture last year. Meanwhile, Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic are back from suspension and Ashley Cole returns from a knock.

Possible Starting Line-ups:

Swansea City (4-4-1-1): Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Hernandez, Britton, Ki, Routledge; de Guzman; Michu

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Romeu, Mikel; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Torres