Swansea - Chelsea Preview: Table-toppers aim to maintain unbeaten away record following Manchester United thrillers
The Blues are yet to lose away from home in the Premier League so far this season, while Michael Laudrup's Swans will be looking to build on their strong record at the Liberty
By Alfie Meekings
Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies
Routledge, De Guzman, Hernandez
Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand
Mata, Oscar, Hazard
Michael Laudrup has no fresh injury concerns, but Michel Vorm (groin) remains sidelined until December, leaving Gerhard Tremmel to fill the Dutchman's boots in goal. Kyle Bartley (thigh) is also out until December, while Neil Taylor (broken ankle) will not be back in action until next season.
Chelsea welcome back Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres after they served one-match bans during their side's midweek victory over Manchester United.
David Luiz will serve a one-match suspension for reaching five domestic yellow cards for the season, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta could continue at right-back, allowing Ivanovic to partner Cahill in central defence. Ashley Cole (ankle) is a doubt, while John Terry continues his four-match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand by the FA.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches.
- Michael Laudrup's side are the only current top-flight side never to have scored a Premier League goal in November.
The hosts have only lost one of their last eight league games at the Liberty Stadium, winning four.
- Chelsea have not lost a Premier League match away from home this season, and have only suffered defeat at Stamford Bridge once - against Manchester United on Sunday.
Juan Mata (pictured, right) has already scored seven goals this season - five off his tally for the whole of last season - and has recorded eight assists.
Chelsea had two players sent off in their last league fixture, and were also down to 10 men in both of their meetings against Swansea last season.
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|Premier League (EPL)||28 Apr 2013||Chelsea FC 2 - Swansea City 0|
|Capital One Cup (CCUP)||23 Jan 2013||Swansea City 0 - Chelsea FC 0|
|Capital One Cup (CCUP)||9 Jan 2013||Chelsea FC 0 - Swansea City 2|
|Premier League (EPL)||3 Nov 2012||Swansea City 1 - Chelsea FC 1|
|Premier League (EPL)||31 Jan 2012||Swansea City 1 - Chelsea FC 1|
|12 May 2013||Manchester United 2 - Swansea City 1||EPL|
|7 May 2013||Wigan Athletic 2 - Swansea City 3||EPL|
|4 May 2013||Swansea City 0 - Manchester City 0||EPL|
|28 Apr 2013||Chelsea FC 2 - Swansea City 0||EPL|
|20 Apr 2013||Swansea City 0 - Southampton 0||EPL|
|Returns:||Swansea City £410.00||Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25|
|Returns:||Draw £75.00||Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25|
|Returns:||Chelsea £170.00||Sign up with bet365 for a free bet up to £200|
|20||Jonathan De Guzmán||Midfielder|
|12||John Obi Mikel||Midfielder|