Chelsea v Swansea preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 23/09/11 at 14:08   

Cech: Set to keep place

Cech: Set to keep place

Chelsea could change all 10 outfield players for the visit of Brendan Rodgers' Swans.

A youthful Blues side were taken to penalties in their midweek Carling Cup third-round win over Fulham and manager Andre Villas-Boas is considering whether to rest everyone who started bar goalkeeper Petr Cech, who has recovered from the head knock suffered on Wednesday.

Alex is suspended and Daniel Sturridge out with a knee problem, while Michael Essien is still recovering from a long-term knee injury.

Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his team's trip to west London.

Striker Danny Graham is set to be available after missing the 3-0 win over West Brom with a back complaint, but may have to settle for a bench spot after Leroy Lita's goalscoring exploits against the Baggies.

Left-back Neil Taylor has recovered from the blow to the head he suffered in a challenge with Peter Odemwingie but Rodgers remains short of centre-halves with Alan Tate (broken leg) and Steven Caulker (knee) injured, so captain Garry Monk and Ashley Williams will again pair up in defence. Midfielder Kemy Agustien (hamstring) and striker Craig Beattie (ankle) are also sidelined.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, McEachran, Ramires, Lampard, Meireles, Mata, Malouda, Torres, Drogba, Anelka, Sturridge, Kalou, Lukaku, Turnbull.

Swansea (from): Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Moreira, Rangel, Allen, Tremmel, Gower, Richards, Lucas.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  
16:10
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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