Paul Clement must have been left cursing the FA Cup break; he and his Swansea side had built a lovely bit of momentum in the past few weeks. They will have to hit the ground running at champions-elect Chelsea here.
As ever there’s no real reason to oppose the Blues, particularly at Stamford Bridge, and the ultra-efficient way they have gone about dispatching opponents of all stature in the past four months or so suggests complacency won’t be an issue.
A bold claim, but one that must be made, is that Swansea have enjoyed a nice little run of fixtures; from an attacking sense that is. It is common knowledge that Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton and Leicester are all abysmal in defence, and so the Swans’ free-spirited scoring run is not just a coincidence.
Chelsea, who have kept six clean sheets in nine home league games since switching to 3-4-3, will be a much tougher nut to crack.
Chelsea to Win to Nil (21/20 with BetVictor)