Premier League leaders Chelsea head to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City hoping to return to winning ways following last weekends defeat to Manchester United.

Roberto di Matteo will be looking for his side to get their outstanding start to the season back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season in the controversial 3-2 loss to United at Stamford Bridge.

Swansea will be searching for the three points that will put an end to their disappointing run of form in the league that has seen them pick up only one victory in their last seven matches. However, Michael Laudrup will be boosted by his sides performance in midweek that saw them progress to the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup following a convincing 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield. 

Supporters of the Welsh side will be hoping that their side can reproduce a similar performance to last seasons fixture at the Liberty Stadium between the two sides, a match that saw Chelsea snatch a fortunate draw through a last minute own-goal.

The home side will be without goalkeeper Michel Vorm who looks set to miss up to six weeks after tearing his groin muscle in last weekends defeat to Manchester City, Gerhard Tremmel will deputise for the injured Dutchman.

Chelsea will once again be missing captain John Terry, who serves the last of his four-match suspension for racially absuing Anton Ferdinand, whilst Frank Lampard also looks likely to remain on the sidelines with a calf injury. However, Roberto di Matteo will have both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres available after the pair served their one-match bans in midweek following their red cards in the defeat to United on Sunday.

Probable Lineups

Swansea City:

G: Tremmel

D: Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies

M: Pablo, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge

F: Michu


G: Cech

D: Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole

M: Hazard, Oscar, Ramires, Mikel, Mata

F: Torres

Prediction: The Liberty Stadium is never an easy place for any team to come and take the three points, however with Chelsea feeling aggrieved following last weeks loss to Manchester United, and with the attacking prowess of Oscar, Hazard, Mata and Torres they should have too much for Swansea.

Predicted Score: Swansea City 1 - 2 Chelsea