Chelsea vs Swansea Live Stream and Highlights
Chelsea vs Swansea City Preview:
Date: April 28, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM BST;
Venue: Stamford Bridge — London.
The Blues will be looking for a first win in five against Laudrup’s team. After 1-2 win at Basel, in the Europa League, Chelsea turns back to the EPL where Rafa Benitez’s team is involved in fight for top 4. Chelsea are still in a very hard fight for a top 4 place, while Swansea comfortably stands at mid-table.
Chelsea goes 4th in the Premier League with 62 points form 33 game, having 18 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses so far this season. The Blues are just 1 point behind 3rd-placed Arsenal but with a game in hand. Also, they are just 1 point ahead of 5th-placed Tottenham, so any points lose could drop out of the vital top 4. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from last 5 games. Last five home matches the Blues have finished with 4 straight wins and 1 loss. Last weekend Chelsea have drawn 2-2 with Liverpool, where Luiz Suarez made his crazy bite. In the Europa League Chelsea won 1-2 away at Basel in midweek.
Swansea goes 9th in the EPL with 42 points from 33 games, winning 10, drawing 12 and losing 11 so far this season. The Swans are looking very comfortable for a top half finish, having a 2 point lead and game in hand over 11th-placed Fulham. Their present form has been very poor with 3 straight defeats and 2 draws from last five games. Last five away matches the Swans have finished with 3 losses, 1 win and 1 draw. T
Rafa Benitez will once again rotate his squad. So Demba Ba, John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata will return to the starting line-up. David Luiz, who played in midfield will return to the defensive zone. Gary Cahill will start on the bench after recovering from a knee injury.
Swansea have no injured or suspended players, so Michael Laudrup could name the same squad that drew 0-0 with Southampton. Neil Taylor is back after seven months absentee due to a broken ankle.
Chelsea line-up: Čech, Azpilicueta,Ivanović,Luiz, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata,Hazard, Ba.
Last three matches:
Basel 1 – Chelsea FC 2;
Liverpool 2 – Chelsea FC 2;
Fulham 0 – Chelsea FC 3.
Swansea line-up: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Guzmán, Hernández, Michu, Dyer, Moore.
Last three matches:
Swansea 0 – Southampton 0;
Norwich City 2 – Swansea 2;
Swansea 1 – Tottenham 2.