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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(55) 27 Goals 35 (41)
(39) 27 Assists 14 (25)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
29.8 Average Age 29.8
184.4 Average Height (cm) 182
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(50%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Diego Costa Doubtful 7.08
Player Reason Status Rating
Jordi Amat Doubtful 6.65

Team News

  • Chelsea will start the new campaign with almost the same XI that finished the last as Premier League champions.
  • The only exception will be whether Jose Mourinho opts for Falcao or Loic Remy to deputise in the expected absence of Diego Costa, whose reoccurring hamstring problems make him a major doubt.
  • Gary Monk is able to pick from his best players ahead of their tough Premier League curtain raiser.
  • The Swansea boss could hand out debuts to summer signings Andre Ayew and Franck Tabanou at Stamford Bridge.
  • Monk has several option in midfield and could look to utilise Jack Cork and Ki Sung-yueng's defensive qualities to protect the back four, which would see Johnjo Shelvey miss out.
  • Having fought to keep Bafetimbi Gomis at the club this summer, it would be surprising to see summer signing Eder start on Saturday.
  • Swansea are optimistic Jordi Amat will have recovered from his foot injury in time to make the trip but he isn't likely to play a part.

Prediction

  • Chelsea may not have been convincing during pre-season but it would be naive to write off their chances of retaining the Premier League title already. The Blues have drawn criticism from some quarters for their recrutiment this summer, but having won the title last season at a canter, what changes were people expecting?
  • Jose Mourinho's side produced one of the finest displays of the 2014/15 campaign when these sides last two met and Swansea will be hoping to put in a better performance this time around.
  • If travelling to Stamford Bridge to face the Premier League champions wasn't already a tall order, Gary Monk will also have to become the first manager to deny Mourinho of all three points on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign if Swansea are going to come away with anything on Saturday.
  • Chelsea are notoriously strong starters and Mourinho is expected to keep his 100% opening weekend record here.
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User Predictions

Comments (58)

 
  • I love how 75% of comments on here are from Chelsea haters. You guys must really not have much going on if all you want to do is to troll on Chelsea. Well I guess it is tough watching Chelsea being the best team in the premiership.

  • When Chelsea wins MOU is a tactician, when they loose officials and plays take the axe

  • @COACHIE Chelsea didn't lose you idiot.

  • Redknapp "It was not a goal scoring opportunity but there was a chance" My nan could provide better analysis.

  • @NotBiased- Best bit of luck we (English fans) ever had was the F.A not offering 'arry the England manager's job. Imagine the debacle that'd be. He'd make Keegan look like Sir Alf. It'd be even worse if his overrated, double-figured IQ son was given a punditry job with the biggest sports broadcaster in Britain... Oh.

  • @SteveHyland Spot on. Couldn't agree more.

  • Shelvey is a wonderful player. Only missing thing is consistency.

  • @undertaker and his workrates

  • As I've said earlier , Gary Monk is doing too good a job to be ignored. Did the double over Arsenal and United last season and now took points off Chelsea at home. He has also made his team tough to beat and when you think they've also got a couple of flair players in the XI it makes you appreciate him even more for balancing things out.

  • Pretty entertaining gameweek so far apart from the borefest at Old Trafford. Some interesting games ahead as well which are bound to make it even better.

  • Shelvey is going to have to stop his Hollywood balls. It's Gerrard v.2. With both of them, for every 1 that came off, another 6 or 7 didn't. That's too high a fail rate to warrant a long pass over a much simpler, safer shorter ball.

  • Delighted to see finally refs not caring about what "not so special one" would say about their reputation and giving correct and controversial decisions even if they hurt "the sensitive one's" feelings.

  • Look at the numbers - it's a shame Swansea didn't grab all three points, plus an unlucky Fernandez OG.

  • Someone tell Costa not to cry and stand up. The thug.

  • @NotBiased- Breaking news- Real Madrid make £75m offer.

  • @SteveHyland I'd be surprised. Or not...

  • Just can't wait for the press conference, Mou will destroy all :D

  • Hazard runs into Sigurdsson, wins the foul. It's last season all over again.

  • i so prefered the old version of whoscored....anyways lets go swansea :)

  • @Gerald Just append old to the link for any match

  • @HellKitchen thank you

  • @Gerald http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/958428/Liveold

  • the key of swansea was shelvey.the team of brain

  • @kingdom717 1 more goal needed....cmon Swans

  • Let the bus drown in Swan Sea....

  • @HellKitchen Well played.

  • Correct decision to send him off. When you come out and have your foot high , you either get the ball or you're out. With that being said , can't wait for Mourinho to come out in tomorrrow's pressers and say how it was a conspiracy against his "fair play" giants that are Chelsea.

  • Failcow scoring odds today 1000000000000/1

  • So Hazard goes through the back of a player and it's only a foul, but when Shelvey does that it's a yellow. Must be great having an owner that can grease a few palms.

  • So Hazard goes through the back of a player and it's only a foul, but when Shelvey does that it's a yellow. Must be great having an owner that can grease a few palms.

  • maaan Chelsea play ugly

  • @MiguelSuave At least it's more interesting to watch than ManUtd... :D

  • @BugsBunny A win is better than a draw.

  • @BugsBunny gotta love guys who pretend to know which club i support.. then fail miserably

  • @MiguelSuave I never said you did. I don't give a two shits about you. All I said was this fixture is way more entertaining than the day's other top game.

  • Costa should retire. 52 years is too long to play.

  • @HellKitchen- Ha ha. Tbf, he looks much older.

  • @HellKitchen shut up you babyface hes a great player.. you are mad becouse hes good?

  • @ksaviauk he's obviously not the one who's mad

  • Chelski Oil Bus company

  • Chelsea scoring another flukey goal. I for one am utterly shocked..

  • Chelsea in scoring a scrappy doo shocker.

  • Chelsea 3-0 Costa, Hazard e Falcao.

  • @DonKing Failcow

  • Chelsea to secure a thrilling win over Swansea in this game. 3-2

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  • 2-2 Swansea always surprising big team early in the season

  • @koziol.mutant F*ck yeah

  • Season that passed was wonderful because mourinho created "almost" a perfect team. No cahill,but zouma,,,and no Azpilicueta,but a new left back(baba rahman for excample)...then champions league is again in hand of Mou

  • 2-0 bb

  • 1 - 1 if no costa. boring boring chelsea to make it another snoozefest

  • Swansea made chelsea work hard last season this game. i think tey got first goal but back then Costa was really impressive. Without him this could be bad day for Chealsea.Swansea played beautiful football last year and they worked smart during offseason with Ayew their biggest signing. Keeping team together will be smart decision for this year campaign. DRAW

  • Chelsea win, but Swansea can score. Think it'll be 2x1.

  • i just see Swansea getting a win here, the blues are just not at their best since lately

  • Chelsea win here, 1-0 or 2-0 but i think that Chelsea won't be the Champions this time.

  • 2-0

  • Garry Monk to be a legendary coach. 1-2

  • @jchann1 The enlightened Monk