Chelsea will lock their horns against Swansea City on Saturday in the Premier League. The match is going to be really vital for the Blues in terms of finishing in the top four positions in the Premier League table. Chelsea are five points behind the fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur side. They have a real tough situation ahead to finish in the top four in this season and the hope of playing in the Champions League is almost out of the context.
But suddenly Liverpool’s point loss against Stoke City has kept Chelsea still in a position to finish in the top four. Every match will be a do or die situation for the Blues from now on. They have to win their last four games somehow and get all the possible 12 points to take their points tally to 75. Liverpool are currently situated at third position in the League Table with 72 points. Liverpool have two games left to play and one of them is against the Blues next week. That match could well be the decider one in the top four race. But firstly, they have to win here against Swansea City to stay in the top four race.
On the other hand, Swansea City will also have to win the match from their perspective. Swansea City are now on the verge of the relegation zone. They will not wish to lose a point from here on. So, we could expect a really fighting contest here between these two sides. Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham will be one of the key players for Swansea City to take something from this match.
Team News :
Swansea City :
Lukasz Fabianski will play in the goal of Swansea City against the Blues. Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson will play in the defense of Swansea City in this match. Wayne Routledge, Leroy Fer, Leon Britton and Thomas Carroll will play in the midfield for Swansea City while Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew will play as the forwards for them in this match.
Andreas Christensen will be available for the Blues after missing the previous match. David Luiz is unavailable due to knee injury. Thibaut Courtois will yet again surely start in goal while Christensen, Azpilicueta and Rudiger might start for Chelsea in a three man central defense, while Moses and Alonso will be there at two flanks. Fabregas and Kante will always be present in the heart of the midfield for Chelsea. Willian, Giroud and Hazard will be there upfront for the Blues against, which will be a boost for Antonio Conte and his plans of beating Southampton.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Swansea City FC (4-4-2) :
Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski.
Defenders: Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson.
Midfielders: Wayne Routledge, Leroy Fer, Leon Britton, Thomas Carroll.
Attackers: Tammy Abraham, Jordan Ayew.
Goalkeeper : Thibaut Courtois
Defenders :Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Midfielders : Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Davide Zappacosta.
Attackers : Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Swansea City 0-3 Chelsea