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Premier League

  • September 24, 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: D. Mohareb
  • • Attendance: 41800

Premier League Preview: Chelsea v Swansea City

The Blues are hoping to bounce back from defeat to Manchester United, their one and only loss of the season, in the first ever top-flight clash between the two clubs



Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole
Ramires, Meireles, Lampard
Mata, Anelka, Torres


Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor
Dyer, Gower, Allen, Sinclair

Daniel Sturridge is a doubt for the game against Swansea City after picking up a knee injury during the midweek League Cup clash against Fulham, meaning Nicolas Anelka could be given the nod considering that Didier Drogba returned to the bench only in the previous game after recovering from a concussion.

Alex is suspended for this clash, while David Luiz and Florent Malouda may not feature due to having played 120 minutes in midweek.

Brendan Rodgers is without Kemy Agustien (hamstring), Craig Beattie (ankle), Ferrie Bodde (knee) and Alan Tate (broken leg) for the clash at Stamford Bridge.

Danny Graham is believed to have failed a fitness test for the previous game against West Bromwich Albion, and remains a doubt for this game. Neil Taylor was stretchered off during that match and may not be involved at Stamford Bridge.


  • Chelsea and Swansea City have never locked horns in a top-flight game. Their last meeting was a second division game back in 1983, when the London-based club ran riot with a 6-1 victory at home.
  • The Blues have conceded six goals so far in the Premier League. Only Liverpool (seven), of the teams in the top half of the table, have shipped in more.
  • The hosts have also experienced some defensive troubles, as they have kept only one clean sheet in their last nine league games.
  • However, they also remain undefeated in their last nine league games at home.
  • The Swans have beaten their opponents only once before in a league game away from home, and that was in 1925 when Thompson, Fowler and Hole ensured that Harry Wilding's goal made no significant difference to the outcome of the game.
  • Brendan Rodgers' men have scored only three goals in five league games, and they all came last week against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Former Chelsea man Scott Sinclair (pictured above right) was the man who scored Swansea's first goal in the Premier League.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Petr CechGoalkeeper
26John TerryDefender
2Branislav IvanovicDefender
3Ashley ColeDefender
3José BosingwaDefender
12John Obi MikelMidfielder
-Raúl MeirelesMidfielder
8Juan MataStriker
9Fernando TorresStriker
21Nicolas AnelkaStriker
21Ross TurnbullGoalkeeper
23David LuizDefender
51Josh McEachranMidfielder
15Florent MaloudaMidfielder
8Frank LampardMidfielder
21Salomon KalouStriker
11Didier DrogbaStriker
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
3Neil TaylorDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
27Mark GowerMidfielder
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
11Scott Sinclair Midfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
18Leroy LitaStriker
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
21F. BessoneDefender
29Ashley RichardsMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
9Danny GrahamStriker
33Stephen Dobbie Striker
8Luke MooreStriker

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