Jose Mourinho’s men will be hoping to maintain their drive for the English Premiership title when they face Michael Laudrup’s men at the Liberty Stadium
Michael Laudrup’s men are placed 15th on the Premiership log and are in desperate need of points to move clear of the relegation waters having won just a game in their last eight matches.
The draw is a 5/2 (3.50) play with the same firm that the encounter should end in a stalemate.
Chelsea come into this game with high confidence after booking a place in the Uefa Champions League last four at the expense on Paris Saint Germain and they must silence the struggling Swans if they hope to be in firm contention for the EPL crown at the end of the season.
The visitors edged to a narrow 1-0 victory over Laudrup’s men when these two sides met in west London on Boxing Day and Ladbrokes offer them at 10/3 (4.33) to win both halves.
Should the goals flow, the 17/20 (1.85) quote offered up by Ladbrokes for more than two goals to be scored would appear to represent decent value for punters.
However, it should be noted that, despite Swansea’s indifferent form, Michael Laudrup’s men have found the net in no fewer than 10 of their last 12 Premier League matches while the Blues have scored 16 goals in their last six league matches – including six against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last month.
With that in mind, 3/4 (1.75) quote from Ladbrokes for both teams to find the net on Sunday looks to be a solid selection.
Michael Laudrup’s side have managed just one clean sheet in their last eight matches and those seeking to squeeze further value from this weekend’s clash may be tempted by the juicy 11/8 (2.37) quote from Ladbrokes for Chelsea to score in both halves here.
Fernando Torres is a 9/2 (5.50) play to get the curtain raiser and 5/4 (2.25) to score at any time while Swansea’s goal getter Wilfried Bonyis available at 7/1 (8.00) to net first at the Liberty Stadium.