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Chelsea vs Swansea City: Premier League David Luiz out with knee injury


Chelsea will look to maintain their strong recent form when struggling Swansea City visit Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Chelsea have taken 13 points from a possible 15, their only slip up being a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday evening.




Chelsea vs Swansea City: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

Chelsea know nothing less than a perfect Premier League festive run will see their hopes of winning back-to-back titles disappear.

Swansea head to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, with Antonio Conte's champions sitting third in the table and 11 points behind leaders Manchester City after just 13 games.

Willian rescued a late 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, but the Blues cannot afford to drop many more points if they are to stand a chance of catching Pep Guardiola's men.

Luckily for Chelsea, former Blues assistant coach Paul Clement returns to the Bridge with a low-scoring Swansea side who are winless in five and in a relegation battle as they sit 19th in the table.




Start time

Chelsea host Swansea at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm on Wednesday, November 29.

TV and live online coverage

The match will not be televised live in the UK.

You can follow all the build-up and action from 6:30pm with New Gersy blog.

Team News

Chelsea
Conte may opt to rest a few key men given Swansea's relative lack of firepower. Wing-back Victor Moses is available following a six-week hamstring injury absence and could well start on the right flank.

Defender David Luiz is out with a knee injury.

Luiz lost his place to Andreas Christensen and was an unused substitute in last Saturday's draw at Liverpool, with the full extent of his injury yet to be known.

Striker Michy Batshuayi (ankle), forward Charly Musonda (knee) and the left-sided Kenedy (undisclosed) remain out.




Swansea City
Tammy Abraham will not be eligible to play against his parent club, meaning Wilfried Bony will be tasked with scoring a rare goal for the Swans.

Federico Fernandez remains in his native Argentina following the death of his father and Dutch defender Mike van der Hoorn will continue to deputise.

Kyle Bartley (knee ligaments) remains out with Swansea boss Paul Clement short on defensive options.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea starting XI: (Vaishali Bhardwaj): Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Morata, Hazard

Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Van Der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Mesa, Ki, Carroll, Renato Sanches, Ayew, Bony 

More Details:


Swansea City VS Chelsea
Stamford Bridge Stadium
7:45pm on Wednesday
29 Nov. 2017
Premier League

1ST HALF
Swansea City 0-0 Chelsea

2ND HALF
Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea

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