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Chelsea will travel to Wales to face struggling Swansea at the Liberty Stadium for a late Sunday kick off. Chelsea will be looking to continue their perfect start to the season with betting sites offering odds of just 1.57 for Conte’s men to come away victorious. Swansea will be looking to recover from a recent defeat to the reigning champions Leicester.

With the two Manchester clubs clashing early on Saturday, with one or both clubs dropping points Chelsea could see themselves sat at the top of the pile come Sunday evening.

Team News

Chelsea

Kurt Zouma remains sidelined, but the rest of the team, including new comers David Luiz and Alonso, remain available for selection.

Conte is doubtful that he will start either new comer tomorrow, making it likely that the same team as the one that dominated Bournemouth will start on Sunday.

Swansea

Montero and Taylor remain doubtful for the match but may undergo fitness tests prior to the match.

Player to watch

N’golo Kante

The French international was the reason Leicester won the premier league last season. He provided defensive cover, made interceptions and drove his team towards the title.

Now at Chelsea, he has slipped straight into the middle of midfield giving the whole Chelsea side an extra sense of reassurance every time he plays.

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Predicted XI

Chelsea

Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Kante, Matic, Oscar, Willian, Hazard, Costa

Swansea

Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Borja

Match stats

Swansea’s 1-0 win in this fixture last season was their first league victory and clean sheet in 12 games against the Blues, since a 3-0 win in April 1981.

Chelsea have scored more goals against Swansea than any other Premier League side has (21).

Since beating Chelsea 1-0 in April, the Swans have kept just one clean sheet in eight Premier League games.

Costa has either scored or assisted in each of his last five Premier League games for the Blues.

Diego Costa has scored more Premier League goals against Swansea than any other opponent he has faced (five).

Leroy Fer has scored in two of his three Premier League games this season, having failed to score in any of the 11 he played in last season for the Swans.

In each of their title winning seasons, Chelsea won their opening four games of the Premier League campaign (2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2014/15).

No player has created more chances than Wayne Routledge so far this season (10).

Past three-meetings

Premier League, April 2016
Swansea (Sigurdsson) 1-0 Chelsea

Premier League, August 2015
Chelsea (Oscar, Fernandez) 2-2 Swansea (Ayew, Gomis)

Premier League, January 2015
Swansea 0-5 Chelsea (Oscar 2, Costa 2, Schurrle)

Form

Chelsea: WWW
Swansea: WLL

Key info

Kick off: Sunday, 4.00 pm

Venue: Liberty Stadium

Last season: Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

TV: Sky Sports 1

Referee Andre Marriner

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