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  • November 3, 2012
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 20527
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Premier League Preview: Swansea - Chelsea

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 welcomes 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 defense. 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 has won just one of its last seven Premier League matches.

  • Michael Laudrup's side is 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 has not lost a Premier League match away from home this season, and has 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 its last league fixture, and was also down to 10 men in both of its meetings against Swansea last season.

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Available Squads
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
5MichuMidfielder
-Pablo HernándezMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
33Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
24Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
13David CornellGoalkeeper
5Alan TateDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
9Danny GrahamStriker
9Itay ShechterStriker
1Petr CechGoalkeeper
2Branislav IvanovicDefender
3Ashley ColeDefender
24Gary CahillDefender
28César AzpilicuetaDefender
11OscarMidfielder
12John Obi MikelMidfielder
-Victor MosesMidfielder
17Eden HazardMidfielder
-Oriol RomeuMidfielder
9Fernando TorresStriker
21Ross TurnbullGoalkeeper
-Ryan BertrandDefender
20Paulo FerreiraDefender
7RamiresMidfielder
21Marko MarinMidfielder
15Daniel SturridgeStriker
-Lucas PiazonStriker

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