Chelsea vs Swansea City Premier League 2015 Predictions and Preview Who Will Win 08th Aug 2015

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Chelsea vs Swansea City Premier League 2015 Predictions and Preview Who Will Win 08th Aug 2015

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Chelsea, the defending Premier League champions, will be starting off their campaign against an easier opposition and will be confident going in to the season. With only a few signings this summer, Chelsea might have a more settled unit as compared to its competitors. But with Diego Costa troubled by his hamstring injury, the decision to not buy an in form striker, might come back to haunt Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho however did get the Monaco striker, Radamel Falcao, on loan. Falcao could not settle in at Old Trafford as he would have liked to and misfired most of the time. He will be looking to make amends this time around and would like to prove himself in the Premier League. With Costa, coping with the injury, Falcao might get more game time and will have his chances to prove himself. But looking at his movement and display in the match against Arsenal last weekend, nothing seems to have changed for him. He still lacks that decisive pace due to the major injury he faced couple years back.

Another business that Chelsea did was to replace the outgoing goalkeeper Peter Cech. Asmir Begovic is the new substitute goalkeeper that will play as an understudy to Thibaut Courtois. Even if the decision of Begovic to join Chelsea was a bit of a surprise, considering the fact that he wont be playing much of a first team role, he would be eager to prove his worth in the trainings in order to attract the manager’s attention. With so many tournaments to be a part of, Mourinho will most probably use Begovic in some of them.

However if one was to go by their display in the recently concluded Community Shield match against Arsenal, the Chelsea unit did not look as co-ordinated as they did last season. Of course it might come back once the regular football starts but Mourinho has a task on his hands to get the lads ready in a week’s time.

Swansea City on the other hand had an impressive last season under Gary Monk. Monk has been a key figure in getting the results that they have been getting. With no real big names, Swansea is more or less dependent on the team work and the manager’s tactics. Swansea will be looking to cause an upset like they did last time around on the opening day by beating Manchester United. However, it won’t be as easy. Chelsea, even though struggled in the community shield, will be bigger fish for Swansea to catch. With their excellent midfield movement and cohesive unit at the back, it would be difficult for someone like Swansea to get past easily.

Prediction: Our prediction for this game would be a 2-1 victory to Chelsea.

Head to Head

Chelsea and Swansea city have not faced each other a lot, but as expected, the defending Premier League champions have been the one on the winning side more often.

Total Matches Played Won Lost Draw
Chelsea 29 14 6 9
Swansea City 29 6 14 9

 

Chelsea Team

Asmir Begović, Jamal Blackman, Thibaut Courtois, Nathan Aké, Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Cesc Fàbregas, Nathaniel Chalobah, Juan Cuadrado, Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lucas Piazón, Marko Marin, Nemanja Matić, John Mikel, Oriol Romeu, Oscar, Ramires, Mohamed Salah, Willian, Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao, Victor Moses, Loïc Rémy, Bertrand, Traoré

Manager – José Mourinho

Swansea City Team

Łukasz Fabiański, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Àngel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Federico Fernández, Jordi Amat, Stephen Kingsley, Kyle Naughton, Neil Taylor, Dwight Tiendalli, Ashley Williams, Leon Britton, Jack Cork, Nathan Dyer, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes, Raheem Hanley, Sung-Yueng Ki, Jefferson Montero, Wayne Routledge, Josh Sheehan, Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Franck Tabanou, André Ayew, Modou Barrow, Éder, Marvin Emnes, Bafetimbi Gomis, Michu

Manager – Garry Monk

Match Information

 

Match: Barclays Premier League
Date: 08th August, 2015
Time:
22.00 IST
16.30 GMT
12.30 EST
21.30 PKT
Venue Details: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea
Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: M Mullarkey, H Lennard Fourth Official: P Tierney

 

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