Predicted Chelsea XI to play Swansea City - Matic, Ramires back in!

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Match to be played on Sunday 13th April 2014 at 16:07. Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Chelsea will be sky high at the moment after becoming the only English side to reach the last four stage of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho’s side have a great shot at winning the European Cup but focus switches back to the Premier League this weekend, with a difficult match against Swansea City on the cards.

Here’s the side Jose Mourinho may go with.

GK – Petr Cech

Until Thibaut Courtois is back in the building, Cech will continue to be the number one for Chelsea and will continue to keep his place.

RB – Branislav Ivanovic

Ivanovic has been converted into a right-back by Mourinho and he seems to be thriving in his new role.

CB – Gary Cahill

Cahill keeps his place in the back four. He’s a good player to have to deal with the slick, fast, pass and move football that Swansea like to play.

CB – David Luiz

Mourinho could use this game to give John Terry a rest. Fortunately, he has a ready made replacement in David Luiz to drop into the back four.

LB – Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spanish full-back should continue down the left. He’s taken to the position like a duck to water.

RM – Willian

Willian has got better in a Chelsea shirt as the season has gone on. He offers plenty of skill in possession out on the right.

DM – Nemanja Matic

Matic didn’t play against PSG earlier this week because he was ineligible to do so. Fortunately for the Blues it means he’s fresh and ready for this game.

CM – Ramires

Ramires was suspended for the PSG game but should come back into the heart of midfield if Frank Lampard hasn’t recovered fully ahead of this game.

AM – Oscar

Oscar is one of the best players around to have in the side playing behind the main striker. He’s extremely creative and the Blues will look to get him onto the ball as quickly as possible.

LM – Andre Schurrle

The German was superb when he replaced Eden Hazard in the Champions League earlier this week. He starts.

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ST – Samuel Eto’o

Eto’o made it through the PSG game with no evidence that he was still struggling with injury. He should lead the attack for this game if his recovery has gone well.

Who do you think should start for Chelsea against Swansea?

Form Guide

Swansea Form

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Chelsea Form

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