Swansea vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The Blues are determined to end the season on a high and they play the first of their final four league matches against the Swans

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday as they travel to Wales to face struggling Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Antonio Conte's side come into the game riding the crest of a wave having booked their place in the FA Cup final and they now turn their focus towards achieving a top-four finish.

While they are five points behind Tottenham with just four games left and it seems like an unattainable goal, Conte has urged his charges to continue fighting until the very end.

Swansea, on the other hand, have a battle of their own to face, albeit at the other end of the table, as they attempt to steer themselves away from the drop zone.

Game Swansea City vs Chelsea
Date Saturday, April 28
Time 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
NBC / NBC Universo  fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News

Position Swansea City players
Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordfeldt, Mulder
Defenders Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez
Midfielders Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Clucas, King, Sanches, Maric, James, Roberts, Byers
Forwards Bony, Abraham, Narsingh, A. Ayew, J. Ayew, Baker-Richardson 

Striker Tammy Abraham is on loan at Swansea from Chelsea and is not eligible to play against his parent club. There are also a number of injured absentees, including Renato Sanches, Luciano Narsingh and Wilfried Bony.

Potential Swansea starting XI: Pope; Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Fernandez, Olsson, Naughton; King, Ki, Carroll, A. Ayew; J. Ayew.

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Emerson, Ampadu, Sterling, Chalobah
Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Moses, Willian, Bakayoko, Scott, Hudson-Odoi
Forwards Morata, Giroud

Marcos Alonso remains suspended as he serves the final game of a three-match ban and David Luiz is also out with an injury. 

Ethan Ampadu and Danny Drinkwater are also ruled out, but Conte has no other fresh injury concerns.

Potential Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Emerson, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Hazard, Willian; Giroud. 

Betting & Match Odds

Chelsea are 1/2 favourites to win the match according to dabblebet, with Swansea's chances rated at 6/1. A draw is considered a 10/3 bet.

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Match Preview

Antonio Conte Chelsea

Chelsea have four games left in the Premier League before they bring the curtain down on the 2017-18 campaign with an FA Cup final date with Manchester United on May 19.

They are five points adrift of fourth-place Spurs with just 12 points up for grabs and their hopes of snatching a top-four finish - and Champions League qualification - rely on their rivals slipping up. But they must also ensure that they keep the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino's side in the remaining fixtures, with games against Liverpool, Huddersfield and Newcastle United to follow Saturday's game against Swansea. 

"We are playing against a team fighting to avoid relegation. In the last five games at home, Swansea have won four and drawn once. It means they are in good form," Conte told reporters ahead of the match."If we want to continue to have hope of taking a Champions League place, we need to get three points and try to put a bit on pressure on the teams who are ahead of us.

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"The reality is that Tottenham have a big advantage, but the only way to try to put a bit pressure on them is to get three points tomorrow."

Conte was keen to play up the home form of the Swans, but the truth is that they have not won once in their last six attempts in all competitions. However, their last meeting, at Stamford Bridge, was a close encounter, with the Blues securing three points thanks to a solitary goal from Antonio Rudiger, so he is, perhaps, right to remain wary.

Chelsea's fortunes have nosedived since then, but their recent form, which has seen them win their last three matches, puts them in a formidable position to ensure a redemptive end to the season.