Premier league match : Swansea City vs Chelsea Preview,Live stream online,Prediction,Lineups
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee: K. Friend
November 3, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
This is a match between two teams that started the season great , but only Chelsea kept the rhythm and later and after nine rounds holds the leading position in the Premier league, while Swansea are placed only on the 11th place, with the same number of points less than the Blues from London.
Anyway, last year their Premier league match at Liberty stadium have finished with a draw – 1:1, while at Stamford Bridge the hosts were very convincing, and celebrate with 4-1.
Of course that Swansea players, and this time would be very satisfied to at least remain undefeated,against the leading club, while certainly in fatigue of Chelsea players they might look for the possible chance of a complete surprise.
But at this point to expect that is really difficult,especially as they had last week a very challenging match in the League Cup, in which at the end as the guests against Liverpool they have celebrated with 3:1, and have reached the placement in quarterfinals of this competition, which is definitely their biggest success in recent history.
Premier league is something else,because after a good start they slow down in the last few rounds, and already recorded four losses, where the last one was against reigning champion Manchester City 1-0.
Out of action due to injuries are first goalkeeper Vorm and left sideback Taylor, so their place this time should take the experienced Tremmel and novice Tiendalli.
Swansea probable lineup 4-2-3-1 : Tremmel;Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies ;Britton, Ki ;Routledge, De Guzman, Hernandez ;Michu
Chelsea unbeaten run have ruined Manchester United last in the last week match,where United have won 3-2.Chelsea are still the leading team in the Premier league but the gap now is only one point,so it is certain that the Blues will aim to win all three points from this Saturday´s game.
After that controversial match where the main role had referee´s trio,three days later,the Blues have got their revenge in the Capital One Cup.One more great match full of excitement,in which United had three times a lead,and Chelsea have managed to score in 90+ for extra time,and in the end have won that match 5-4.
Chelsea are weakened in defence part because of the large number of absences.Right to participate dont have John Terry,Lampard is out while Ashley Cole(ankle) is a doubt like Juan Mata.Di Matteo could rest a little Eden Hazard so he could start this match on the bench.
Chelsea probable lineup 4-2-3-1 : Cech;Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand;Mikel, Romeu,Moses,Oscar,Piazon (Hazard);Torres
Match Prediction : Although in the past seven days they had two very tough matches,from Chelsea players and this time we expect that from the first minute they take matters into their own hands, because only a victory over Swansea still leaves them on the leading position .