Swansea City v Chelsea team news & stats

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 1:56

Gary Cahill and John Terry

Mid-table Swansea head into Saturday afternoon’s clash with Chelsea knowing they have never beaten the Blues in the Premier League era.

Team news

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin has a decision to make now forward Andre Ayew has shaken off ankle problem, but Jordi Amat and Leon Britton are set to miss out with back issues.

Diego Costa has had his suspension extended to three games by the FA, so Guus Hiddink could select Alexandre Pato to start up front. John Terry and Gary Cahill in line for recalls.

Opta stats

  • Swansea City have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League (D3 L6).
  • The Blues won 5-0 in this exact fixture last season, their biggest away win over Swansea in any competition.
  • Chelsea are looking to keep a fourth consecutive clean sheet at the Liberty Stadium (in all competitions).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten on their five trips to Wales in the Premier League, winning the last three (two wins, two draws v Swansea and one win v Cardiff).
  • Diego Costa has scored more goals against Swansea City than any other Premier League side (5).
  • Chelsea are enjoying the longest unbeaten run of any team in the Premier League this season, going 15 games without a loss (W7 D8).
  • Over his two spells as Chelsea boss, Guus Hiddink has averaged 2.22 points per game, a better average than Jose Mourinho (2.19) and inferior only to Avram Grant’s 2.31 figure (min 20 games).
  • Swansea’s last five home league games have produced a total of just six goals, with no side scoring more than once in any of those fixtures.
  • Swans’ playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson (10) is the first Icelandic player to score 10+ goals in a Premier League season since Eidur Gudjohnsen in 2004/05 (12).
  • The Swans have shipped a league-high four own-goals this season.


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