Swansea v Chelsea – Prediction

Preview - Swansea v Chelsea

On paper it doesn’t look like much of a game. The Swans have failed to impress in their three games so far, the club are desperately missing the likes of Ayew and Ashley Williams both of whom they’ve sold this season. Chelsea on the other hand have gotten better with each passing game. The club have brought in additional reinforcements during deadline day and should remain a title contender through out this season. Conte as a manager has never lost a game against Guidolin and Sunday could see Conte extending his streak.

Verdict: (3-1) Chelsea Win

Fixture Overview

Swansea v Chelsea

Gameweek 4

Swansea, Liberty Stadium

11-09-2016, 5:00 PM C.E.T

Betting Tips – Swansea v Chelsea

1. Outcome – Chelsea Win – 1.67 (Ladbrokes)

Any Premier League team is capable of getting a result against the other on their day. Chelsea do look the safe bet here simply because they have a stronger team and are in form unlike Swansea who are struggling. The odds on offer are decent and it looks like a winner so go on and back Chelsea.

Draw – 4.10 (Betvictor)

Swansea – 6.00 (Bet 365)

2. Anytime Goalscorer – Diego Costa – 2.10 (Bet 365)

We can see goals in this game and from both teams. Chelsea have looked defensively fragile at times this season while Swansea have been desperate to score some goals. Diego Costa has a excellent record against the Swans and should grab atleast one if not more. The likes of Hazard (2.80 – Paddypower), Borja Baston (4.00 – Skybet) & Llorente (4.00 – Betfair) are also compelling options for this bet.

3. Both Teams to Score – Yes – 1.89 (188 Bet)

Decent Odds! Winner!

4. Over 2.5 – 1.80 (Bet 365)

Decent Odds! You’re Pick!

All Odds Courtesy of Oddschecker [1]

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Swansea City

Swansea Record Signing - Borja Baston

Borja Baston (Pic Cou: express.co.uk)

It’s been a difficult start to the season for Swansea. After edging out Burnley 1-0 in their opening game of the season, the Swans have gone onto lose the next two games in the league. Goals have been hard to come by for the club who boasts a meagre return of just two goals in three games. Fernando Llorente is yet to open his account and the club will be hoping either he or Borja Baston will be able to put an end to their goal scoring troubles against Chelsea.

Both of Swansea’s goals this season have come in the 81st and 82nd minute and has been scored by Leroy Fer. Swansea has won just one and lost 6 of their last 10 meetings with Chelsea. The Swans are yet to lose three consecutive games under Francesco Guidolin. The club did win the subsequent fixture last season but have never won two consecutive games against Chelsea.

10 – Wayne Routledge has created the most of chances than any other player this season

The Swans have a fully fit squad to choose from on Sunday. Borja Baston is expected to make his debut while Neil Taylor who hasn’t featured this season should make his comeback on Sunday.

Swansea 2016-17 Betting Tips

Chelsea

Swansea v Chelsea - Key Player - Diego Costa

Diego Costa (Pic Cou: express.co.uk)

The Blues have gotten off to a perfect start to the season. After relying on late strikes to get the better of West Ham and Watford in their opening two games, the club went into the international break after thumping Burnley 3-0 at home. The clean sheet against the Clarets was their first in 13 home games and Conte extends his run to 30 games undefeated at home.

The Italian manager who is renowned for this 3 men defensive formations, has preferred to use either the 4-1-4-1 or 4-2-4 formations with Chelsea so far. Deadline day saw the club further bolstering their defensive strength by signing Marcus Alonso and David Luiz. The 29 year old Brazilian who had left the club in 2014 [2] has rejoined them two years later for nearly half the price.

21 – No other Premier League club has scored more goals against Swansea than Chelsea

A win on Sunday will help Conte join an elite list of Chelsea managers who’ve won their opening four games with the club. The Blues have gone onto win the Premier League title each of the four times they’ve won the opening four games. The duo of Hazard and Costa both of whom pretty much struggled last season has found form under Conte.

The game against Swansea might have come too early for David Luiz and Marcos Alonso. The only other injury absentee in Chelsea ranks is Kurt Zouma who is yet to recover from his knee injury.

Chelsea 2016-17 Betting Tips

Past Meeting – Swansea v Chelsea

The last time these two teams met at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea emerged as the 1-0 winners thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson volley. The victory for the Swans was their 1st ever Premier League win against Chelsea.

Where are they in the table

14th – Swansea City – 3 games – 3 points – (-2 GD)

2nd – Chelsea – 3 games – 9 points – (+5 GD)

External Resources

[1] Oddschecker.com, Oddschecker Home Page

[2] theguardian.com, David Luiz makes a shock return to Chelsea