Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(16) 7 Goals 8 (16)
28.5 Average Age 28.4
181.1 Average Height (cm) 182.1
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Capital One Cup.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status
Kemy Agustien Out
Neil Taylor Out
Darnel Situ Out
Player Reason Status
Oriol Romeu Out
Victor Moses Out
John Obi Mikel Out

Team News

  • Swansea will have Chico back and available in defence after the Spanish centre-back sat out the win over Stoke at the weekend with a knee injury.
  • Michael Laudrup could select the same starting XI he went with for the first leg of this tie, given the success his team enjoyed at Stamford Bridge.
  • Gerhard Tremmel will play between the posts as he has done so in each round of the Captial One Cup so far.
  • Despite the apparent lesser importance of the Capital One Cup, Chelsea will not be playing this match down at all and will field a strong lineup as they look to overturn a 2 goal deficit from the first leg.
  • John Terry could start at the back for the first time since November as he continues his recovery from injury.
  • Demba Ba could start up front with Torres having faltered again at the weekend.

Prediction

  • After Swansea's surprise 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of this tie, Chelsea face an uphill task in their aim to progress to the final of the Capital One Cup.
  • Having come this far they will be desperate to do so given that fourth-tier Bradford will face the winners of this game and so whoever progresses from this tie will immediately become huge favourites to win the competition.
  • In both of Swansea's two seasons in the Premier League they have drawn 1-1 when playing at home to Chelsea, and should stand a good chance of progressing. Chelsea will come to the Liberty planning on going all out attack, but that could mean gaps at the back when Swansea counter. The away side might win this game but Swansea's two goal lead may just be unassailable.
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