The London Blues travel to south Wales looking to reduce 2-0 ( Watch Highlights) deficit from the first match of the English Capital One Cup.The Welsh Swans a little surprisingly have celebrate at the Stamford Bridge with goals of Michu and Danny Graham.
Swansea have not reached semi-finals of any competition.Having 2-0 lead,the Swans coach Brian Laudrup,does not agree his team is a favourite,knowing they are hosting the current European champion.
On the other site Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez knows Swansea will try to play on the counter attacks,and that the Blues wont have an easy task,still he has a confidence in his team. Benitez said : ” We know we can beat Swansea”
The host,currently are in the good shape,since they lost only one match from the last 9 played,and that was against Arsenal with Wilshere´s late goal in the FA Cup third-round replay ( Watch Arsenal 1-0 Swansea Full Match).
At the Liberty Stadium,Swansea hasn’t been beaten at home since December 8,and until now in total they have lost only two games at home.Except the Premier league top three placed clubs,and Arsenal,Swansea has scored the most goals while playing at home.
To reflect the Blues are struggling at at home under Rafa Benitez,but they have won the last six away games in all competitions.The last two visits to Wales of Chelsea have finished with a draw 1-1.The last Premier league match against Arsenal and victory of 2-1 certainly will boost team morale in front of this match. (Watch Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal Full Match Replay)
As for the absence only Neil Taylor (both ankle) and Kemy Agustien are definitely out,while the central defender Chico (knee) is a major doubt.
Swansea probable lineup : Tremmel;Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies ;Ki, Britton ;Hernandez, De Guzman, Routledge;Michu
Chelsea will miss due to Africa Cup of Nations duty Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel,Oriol Romeu is long-term absentee while David Luiz after picking an ankle injury .
Chelsea probable lineup :Cech;Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole;Ramires, Lampard;Oscar, Mata, Hazard;Torres
Match Prediction: Chelsea need to score two goals,while only one from Swansea probably can decide definitely a winner here.So both teams to score or over 2,5 goals is the most likely outcome of this match.