Leicester 2-1 Swansea (Leroy Fer)
Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (Eden Hazard, Willian, Victor Moses)
Kick Off: 16.00, 11/09/2016
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Head-to-head: Swansea 1-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-2 Swansea, Swansea 0-5 Chelsea, Chelsea 4-2 Swansea, Swansea 0-1 Chelsea
Swansea: Out – None
Doubt – Borja Baston
Chelsea: Out – Marko van Ginkel, Kurt Zouma
Doubt – None
* Chelsea (-1) to win @ 8/5
* Over 3.5 total goals @ 19/10
* Over 1.5 goals to be scored between 75th minute and full-time @ 9/2
* Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin has lost his past five tussles with Chelsea chief Antonio Conte
* 16 goals have been scored over the past four Swansea v Chelsea matches
* This pair’s six 2016/17 Premier League matches so far have seen nine strikes in the last quarter of a hour
A look at Swansea’s betting odds
Guidolin’s men will take heart from their 1-0 home triumph over Chelsea in April, but considering that was Swansea’s first league win over the Blues in 11 attempts, the last coming in 1981, it’s not hard to see why they’re all the way back at 19/4 outsider odds in the betting.
The 60-year-old hasn’t had much luck against his fellow countryman of late, losing the last five of six Udinese v Juventus clashes when Conte was in charge of the Old Lady, three of them by at least two strikes.
After spoiling a winning start to the top-flight campaign against Burnley by losing to Hull and Leicester since, the visit of the four-time Premier League champions could hardly have come at a worse time.
A look at Chelsea’s betting odds
Some would argue that Conte’s charges don’t deserve to be quite as short as 4/7 odds in the betting, after following up one-goal wins against West Ham and Watford with a 3-0 trouncing of newly-promoted Burnley, but Chelsea do appear to be marching along nicely under the Italian.
Jose Mourinho’s 2014/15 title winners took Swansea apart on their own patch 18 months ago, with Oscar and Diego Costa both bagging braces in a 5-0 thumping, having seen them off 4-2 at Stamford Bridge the previous September.
Given the form Chelsea appear to be coming into and Conte’s Serie A dominance over his opposite number, the travelling west Londoners look good for a comfortable victory.