As well as the suspended John Terry, manager Roberto Di Matteo is also without Frank Lampard and the Brazilian David Luiz, who is replaced with Cesar Azpilicueta
Ashley Cole makes his way back into the Chelsea defence after suffering with an ankle injury whilst Frank Lampard and Juan Mata both fail to make the bench.
Oriol Romeu starts in the centre of the midfield ahead of Ramires despite the Brazilian's goal during Chelsea's 5-4 victory over Manchester United in the midweek Capital One Cup fixture.
Victor Moses replaces Mata in midfield in support of Fernando Torres who plays a lone strike role.
For Swansea Michael Vorm remains out with a groin injury and is replaced by the German, Gerhard Tremmel.
Gary Monk starts for the Swans for the first time since April due to Chico Flores being sidelined.
Ashley Williams also returns to the Swans side, after being out with an ankle injury.
Swansea starting XI:Tremmel; Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies; Britton, Ki, De Guzman; Hernandez, Michu, Routledge
Subs: Cornell, Tate, Graham, Agustien, Dyer, Shechter, Tiendalli.
Chelsea starting XI: Cech (c); Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Romeu, Mikel; Moses, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Bertran, Ramires, Piazon, Marin, Sturridge