After a perfect start to the season, Conte’s Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City on Sunday evening, Swans have had a below mediocre start to their season. Winning three in three and sitting level on points with both City and United, Chelsea will look to take the advantage on both Manchester clubs who’ll face each other on Saturday lunchtime.
Antonio Conte’s men have started the season really well free a torrid last season and without any European responsibilities Chelsea will look to aim at the domestic title and Sunday will be a good day to make a progress up top.
Things have been less rosy for Francesco Guidolin, who saw his team beat Burnley away on the opening day but has since presided over two defeats: 2-0 at home to the surprisingly competent Hull City, and 2-1 away to champions of England Leicester City. They’ve lost probably their best player from last season in Andre Ayew and his absence in Swansea’s attack could be felt, also too many managerial changes have also caused a lot of stir and that’s not helping the club to build up on their recent great runs past seasons.
Branislav Ivanovic faces a fight for his Chelsea future after head coach Antonio Conte altered his plans to sign a new left back, his performance haven’t been up to the scratch since title winning season, he gets exposed defensively a lot of times and that’s the reason Chelsea conceded a lot of goals last season.
Conte originally told Chelsea that he only wanted a centre-back to strengthen his defence, but changed his mind after working with his new squad.
That meant the Blues had to make a late dash into the transfer market for a left-back and they landed Marco Alonso from Fiorentina on deadline day.
Eden Hazard’s back in form has been the best thing to happen to Chelsea lately, he’s the Talisman of Chelsea and he has shown that in the 3 matches that he has played in the league where he scored and created chances too. He looks lively again on the pitch and will be the key man for the Blues on Sunday evening.
Chelsea have scored more goals against Swansea than any other team(21). Since beating Chelsea 1-0 last April, Swans have had just one clean sheet in 8 games they’ve played. Diego Costa has scored more goals(5) against Swansea than any other Premier League opponent he has faced.
Leroy Fer has been in good form for Swansea having scored 2 goals in 3 appearances for them, and no other player than Wayne Routledge has created more chances(10) for Swansea.
Antonio Conte could win his first four consecutive games of the season as Chelsea’s last 3 managers have done (Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlos Ancelotti).
Chelsea won their first four league games in all their Premier league winning seasons(2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15).
Swansea 0-2 Chelsea