Beleaguered reigning Premier League Champions Chelsea will travel to Liberty Stadium on Saturday in an effort to prolong their winning streak under the Interim Manager Guus Hiddink. The Blues are yet to lose a game under the tutelage of the Dutchman in the Premier League this season.
While they are certainly out of the relegation battle, Swansea would be hoping to end their season on a high. This season has been one that has seen more lows than highs for the Welsh side. Currently residing at a modest 15th place in the table, this season has done little to excite the hopes of the Swansea faithful.
When they started this season under Gary Monk, Swansea were hoping to secure a mid-table finish in the Premier League. However, 8 months later and after seeing 2 of their first team managers being sacked, the hopes of a mid-table finish have all but vanquished for them.
Looking at the major threats and it is the former Spurs man Gylfi Siggurdson who could cause a nuisance to Chelsea. Despite not hitting his top form this Season, Siggurdson still remains a potent threat with his ball distribution and free kick abilities.
Analyzing the team news for Chelsea and The Blues might field the same starting XI that played against Aston Villa a week ago. With Diego Costa still suspended and Eden Hazard recuperating from the injury, the likes of Pato and Loftus-Cheek are expected to retain their places in the Chelsea starting XI.
However, while he could still field the same side that demolished Aston Villa last weekend, Guus Hiddink might be tempted to include Willian in his first team plans on Saturday. Fatigued from serving Brazil on International duty, Willian played no part in Chelsea’s win last week as he remained on the bench.
Here is how the Blues are expected to lineup on Saturday …