Chelsea have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points when they kick off the weekend’s Premier League fixtures at home to Swansea.
They have won 16 of their last 19 in the Premier League and are favourites to continue their surge towards the title here.
Swansea have enjoyed a resurgence under Paul Clement and are now four points clear of the bottom three after winning three of their last four. The long break may actually disrupt Swansea’s momentum and make this an easier fixture for Chelsea. Predict and Win Big on NaijaBet.com
Chelsea – Thibaut Courtois pulled out of a television interview at the weekend after contracting an illness and his availability for Saturday’s clash with Swansea remains in doubt. Other than that Antonio Conte has a full squad to pick from this weekend and has no reason to make any real changes.
David Luiz, Nemanja Matic and Marcos Alonso were among the players to be given a rest last weekend and they will all be recalled here.
Swansea – Swansea had the weekend off and will be well rested for the trip to London, although they didn’t manage to recover any of their injured quartet.
Nathan Dyer was ruled out for the rest of the season after their 2-0 win over Leicester last time out and this could mean Luciano Narsingh finally makes his full debut for Swansea.
Chelsea have won their last 9 home matches (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of Chelsea’s last 12 home games in Premier League.
Chelsea have been winning at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 9 home Premier League matches.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Swansea’s last 6 away games (Premier League).
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 home matches in Premier League.
Swansea have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away Premier League matches.
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