Sunday afternoon’s game at Stamford Bridge will see Chelsea look to strengthen their grip on a top-four position with victory over a Swansea City side already looking ahead to a debut season in Europe next term.
The Blues go into the game on the back of Thursday evening’s last-gasp victory over FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.
Interim manager Rafael Benitez is once again expected to rotate his squad for the game, which is the club’s ninth of April already.
Demba Ba, Jon Obi Mikel and Juan Mata are all expected to return to the starting line-up, while Gary Cahill could feature for the first time in a month following knee surgery.
The visitors have won just once in the league since lifting the League Cup trophy at the end of February, though barring a miracle they are guaranteed of Premier League football for a third season.
Last weekend’s goalless draw with Southampton was the fifth game without victory for Michael Laudrup’s men, who are unbeaten in three meetings with Chelsea this season.
Pablo Hernandez’s late equaliser denied the European champions all three points in the reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium back in November, and below are five key stats to help you decide where to put your money this time around.
1: Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven games, and you can back them to concede on Sunday at 8/13.
2: Chelsea have averaged two goals per game in the league this season and bwin price them at 9/2 to score exactly two this time around.
18: Only champions Manchester United have led at half-time on more occasions than Chelsea this term, who have been ahead at the interval in 18 of their 33 league games. It’s 7/10 for Rafael Benitez’s men to go into the break in front here.
22: No team in the division have opened the scoring on more occasions than the hosts, and a price of 3/10 is available for them to net first once again.
59: The total number of goals this season scored by Spanish trio Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Michu. Torres is 4/1 to open the scoring, with Mata and Michu 11/2 and 9/1 respectively.