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  • 3 November 2012
  • • 20:30
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 20527
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Swansea - Chelsea Preview: Table-toppers aim to maintain unbeaten away record following Manchester United thrillers

Swansea - Chelsea Preview: Table-toppers aim to maintain unbeaten away record following Manchester United thrillers

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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

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Swansea

Tremmel
Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies
Britton, Ki
Routledge, De Guzman, Hernandez
Michu
Chelsea

Cech
Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand
Mikel, Ramires
Mata, Oscar, Hazard
Torres

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Swansea City

Chelsea

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
Swansea City AFC Swansea City
Draw
Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
83%

Top 3 Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
0 - 3
Chelsea FC CHE
Swansea City AFC SWA
1 - 3
Chelsea FC CHE
Swansea City AFC SWA
0 - 2
Chelsea FC CHE

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