Two wins from their last nine league matches have left the Swans firmly in mid-table and Chelsea will fancy their chances of extending that poor run.
Unbeaten in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge for 17 games and following a battling 0-0 draw away at Arsenal on Monday night, the Blues are offered at 33/100 (1.33) by Betway for the win while Swansea are available at 8/1 (9.00) to claim their fourth away victory of the season. The same firm have the draw as a 15/4 (4.75) chance.
Naturally Chelsea are the clear favorites, yet at home this season the Blues have been conceding goals.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho's men have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 home league matches, letting in goals in each of their last five. Perhaps this is a result of their likelihood to take the initiative on their own turf, sometimes leaving them vulnerable at the back.
Swansea for their part have scored in four consecutive Premier League matches and have already netted against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United this season so scoring at Stamford Bridge certainly looks an achievable task for Laudrup's men.
All this therefore means backing both teams to score at 9/10 (1.90) looks like a great option. This bet has paid out 13 times in competitive fixtures involving Chelsea this season and has an excellent chance of doing so again on Boxing day.
|Both teams to score at 9/10 (1.90) 1.5 point stake with Betway|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid