Liberty Stadium will host Saturday’s 36th round Premier League contest between struggling Swansea City and in-form Chelsea. The frantic contest is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 pm GMT.
Swansea City are just 4 points clear of the relegation zone with just 4 more games left to play in the season. The Swans are residing at 17th position in the league table with 33 points from 34 league matches. The hosts have registered 8 wins and 17 massive defeats in the league season so far.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men have failed to register a win in their last 5 fixtures across league and cup competition. The Swans were thrashed by the newly-crowned Premier League champions in their last weekend’s visit at Etihad. Swansea City were outplayed my Manchester City as the Citizens inflicted a 5-0 hammering to the struggling side. Prior to the hammering loss, the hosts are looking down and out before the clash against mighty London rivals.
On the other hand, the league season for Conte’s men hasn’t gone according to the plan as they are trailing the Champions League spot by 5 points. Chelsea are placed at 5th position in the league table with 63 points from 34 games in their bags. Conte’s men have managed 19 wins and 9 defeats in the process so far. The uncanny league run jeopardizes the club charge of Antonio Conte as the Italian boss is most likely to be sacked at the end of the season. However, a hopeful change of fortunes could see Chelsea make way into the top 4 spot with successive wins in the remaining league fixtures.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have had a fantastic week with 3 successive wins in the space of 8 days. After toppling Burnley by a 2-1 score-line in the last Premier League fixture, Chelsea made their way into the FA Cup final with a 2-0 resounding semifinal win against Southampton last Sunday. The Blues will now face Manchester United for the prestigious FA Cup triumph. However, before that, Chelsea will be hoping to manage most points from the coming league matches in the hopes of snatching the Champions League spot.
The home side have a long-listed injury absentees ahead of the crucial clash against Chelsea. Attacker Luciano Narsingh (ankle) and defender Federico Fernandez (knee) remain sidelined for the game following the respective injuries.
Similarly, striker Wilfried Bony (crucial ligament injury) and midfielder Leroy Fer (achilles tendon injury) are ruled out of the season.
The good news for Swans is the return of midfielder Renato Sanches and defender Angel Rangel from respective injuries.
Meanwhile, the Blues have a injury concern of their own. Defender David Luiz, who sustained knee injury back in mid February is still recovering and looks to remain out of the weekend’s away game.
Similarly, midfielder Danny Drinkwater is still recovering from his late sustained groin injury.
Meanwhile, in-form defender Marcos Alonso will be sidelined for the weekend’s game following a suspension.
Swansea City vs Chelsea Prediction
The London Blues managed a 1-0 win over the Swans in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are enjoying a terrific run which makes them too hot to negotiate for the struggling Swansea City. With expected goal-fest, we predict a 3-0 comfortable victory for the visitors.
Swansea City vs Chelsea Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Swansea City vs Chelsea, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Swansea City. In bet365, the odd for Swansea City winning the game is 13/2, and for Chelsea, it is 1/2. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 14/5.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, then you can go for Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud. The striker is going through a good scoring form with 3 goals from last 3 games across all competitions.