After the classic, Chelsea have a ‘refreshment’, at least in theory, on the table this Wednesday, November 29, in their pursuit of the leaders of the 2017/2018 English Championship. Contending for the fourteenth round, he will receive at Stamford Bridge, London, the threatened Swansea, which is in the relegation zone. The start of the match is scheduled for 17:45.
Chelsea’s recent performance
After four consecutive victories, Chelsea had its sequence interrupted on Saturday, November 25. It was not, however, a tragedy. They managed to draw, after being at a disadvantage on the scoreboard, against Liverpool, a direct rival in the 1: 1 position at Anfield Road.
Despite having seen his distance to Manchester City, leading with 37 points, being extended to 11 points, at least managed to retain third place. He accumulated 26 points (eight wins, two draws and three losses) in the first 13 days.
The great challenge of coach Antonio Conte, at the moment, is to significantly improve the blues score at Stamford Bridge. This has been done, but still seems little. With two recent victories in its stadium, the team became the ninth best entrant of the current season of the tournament with ten points (three wins, one draw and two losses) of the 18 disputed.
To improve the situation, the coach will be able to count on all the players who are considered holders for the duel against Swansea. Only three group athletes are doubtful for the game. They are in the medical department Kenedy socks (still without performances in season 2017/2018 of the English Championship) and Charly Musonda (two games, without goal) and striker Michy Batshuayi (seven games, two goals).
The current form of Swansea
It’s been over a month now that the Swansea Welsh can not leave the pitch celebrating three points in the table. The last win came on Oct. 14 at home, 2-0, in front of Huddersfield.
Since then there have been five defeats (four of them in the Premier League and one in the League Cup of England) and a draw. Equality that ended the sequence of failures took place on Saturday, November 25, at home, against Bournemouth. The game did not have move of score.
The point reached, however, was not enough for Swansea to be able to leave the relegation zone. With nine points (two wins, three draws and eight losses) he occupies the nineteenth (penultimate) placing of the English Championship. Although bad, this is not an irreversible situation. West Bromwich Albion, the first team outside the sticking region, has only two points more in seventeenth.
Swansea’s biggest problem is to be able to improve their performance, which has improved to five points (one win, two draws and three defeats). It is the twelfth place in this respect. Nothing spectacular, but only those results taken into account, would be far from the relegation zone. However, even far from Wales recent results have been bad. After the unbeaten run of three games in the beginning, suffered three consecutive defeats.
In an attempt to avoid his fourth defeat against Chelsea, coach Paul Clement should be able to rely on virtually all of his squad, who are not the greatest. The only question is in relation to defender Kyle Bartley (two matches in the English Championship 2017/2018, no goal). It is in the process of recovery from injury.
History of the bouts between Chelsea and Swansea
The London side came out with a win in six of their last ten games against Swansea. The Welsh won once and three equalals were recorded.
Swansea’s recent pattern of play and results and Chelsea’s clear growth offer no room for risk in the match. The best option is to risk the London team, which has a price of 1.18 on Bet365. Draw presents the chance to multiply the investment by 8.00 and Welsh success pays 17.00 per 1