Swansea City host Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, with the Blues facing the tough task of overturning a two-goal deficit and the Swans just 90 minutes away from their first ever appearance in a major final.

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Swansea City


Goals from talisman Miguel Michu and Danny Graham gave Swansea a precious 2-0 lead in the first leg at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, as Michael Laudrup's side continue their attempts to become the first Welsh outfit to win the League Cup.

Chelsea have been in good form on the road of late, winning all their last five away matches, but they have not won away to a Welsh club in the last three decades. Rafa Benitez's men go into this game after stemming a poor run of results at home, with a 2-1 triumph over London rivals Arsenal at the weekend.

Swansea, on the other hand, are on a good run themselves, having lost just once in their last nine matches in all competitions. They have been beaten only twice at the Liberty this season and head into this crunch clash on the back of a convincing 3-1 home win over Stoke City.

The Blues are currently third on the Premier League table with 45 points from 23 games, while the Swans sit ninth with 33 points. The two sides have already met once at the Liberty this season, in a 1-1 draw in November, when a late strike by Pablo Hernandez cancelled out a Victor Moses header.

Form Guide

Swansea City

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W L D W D
  • Last Match: Swansea City 3-1 Stoke City


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W D W L W
  • Last Match: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

Team News

Chelsea: Both John Obi Mikel and Moses are with the Nigeria squad competing in the Africa Cup of Nations. John Terry is part of the travelling squad but Benitez says he is unsure whether the former England skipper would be involved.

Oriol Romeu (knee) remains sidelined, while David Luiz (ankle) and Yossi Benayoun (knee) are also unlikely to feature. Demba Ba could come in for Fernando Torres. Otherwise, the Blues are likely to field the same line-up that started against Arsenal.

Probable Line-Up: (4-2-3-1) Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Mata, Oscar; Ba

Swansea City: Chico Flores (knee) is a major doubt for the Swans, as they go into this tie, while Kemy Agustien and long-term absentee Neil Taylor (both ankle) have been ruled out.

Laudrup could make two changes to the squad that beat Stoke, with League Cup regular Gerhard Tremmel replacing Michel Vorm in goal and veteran midfielder Leon Britton coming in for striker Itay Shechter, with Michu leading the attack.

Probable Line-Up:(4-2-3-1) Tremmel; Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies; Britton, Ki; Hernandez, de Guzman, Routledge; Michu