David Luiz, who lined up in midfield in Switzerland and scored the winning goal, is likely to return to the Blues’ defence with Gary Cahill starting on the bench as he did on Thursday after recovering from a knee injury.
Swansea, meanwhile, have no injury or suspension issues so Michael Laudrup is likely to name the same side that drew 0-0 with Southampton. Neil Taylor is back in the Swans squad after seven months out with a broken ankle, but is likely to start on the bench as he did last weekend.
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Chelsea have not enjoyed playing the Swans recently, having failed to win any of their last four meeting in all competitions, drawing three and losing one.
The Blues have picked up three red cards in their last five meetings with the Welsh side, with Eden Hazard’s infamous sending off for kicking a ball-boy the most recent.
The Belgium man has been in sparkling form in recent games, staging a late challenge for Juan Mata’s spot as Chelsea’s best player this season. His performances of late have displayed his vast array of talents as he has produced tricky runs, dangerous shots and strong tackles. The midfielder will inevitably be jeered by the visiting fans after the ball-boy fiasco but expect the 22-year-old to respond in style.
Perhaps not the most obvious choice for a player to watch, but De Guzman will be a key player for Swansea in this game as the visitors will need to stifle Chelsea’s creative midfield trio if they want any sort of result. The 25-year-old has been an integral part of Michael Laudrup’s side this season, proving strong in the tackle and regularly supporting attacks, chipping in with the odd goal of his own.
The fixtures are coming thick and fast for Rafa Benitez’s men, but they will be desperate to get their top-four push back on track after dropping points in last weekend’s dramatic draw with Liverpool. Swansea, meanwhile, already have a trophy in the bag and have secured their Premier League status for another season. It’s often said teams with nothing to play for are the most dangerous, but Chelsea will be up for this one.