All this, along with the extra week of waiting due to internationals has meant the anticipation for this game has mushroomed.
League wise, Stamford Bridge hasn't been a great place to visit in the Premier League era (P3 L3), but the Capital One Cup Semi First Leg was one of the highlights of recent years, where the usually excellent Ivanovic had a bit of a shocker.
|Danny Graham with the second goal in the Semi (photo from Nicky Hayes Photography)|
Although we were maybe a bit fortunate to survive the second half against Burnley unscathed and if Rooney's free-kick at 1-1 had gone in instead of hit the post things could be different, but overall I'd argue Swansea were the better team in each game (Man Utd might have dominated the shot count 14-5 but created relatively little).
I'd argue that the chances Swansea have had have been of a higher quality, largely down to Gylfi's assists, with Ki's calmly taken finish at Old Trafford with no defensive pressure (thanks to Bony's block on Jones) along with Dyer's 3 goals all of which have been 1v1s.
|Swansea's shots in the league so far: 3 Dyer goals on the right hand side|
As Gomis is fresh compared to an international weary Bony who will have barely trained with the club over the last 2 weeks, it may be Gomis who starts with Bony coming on to wreak some havoc in the last 30 minutes.
|Hopefully we'll see more of Bony in command on Saturday|
|Chelsea's shot chart in the league in 2014/15|
|Costa has almost already matched Torres' league stats from last year where he scored 5 goals from 61 shots.|
|Chelsea with a far higher number of goals from the edge of the box compared with other top teams|
I think it'd be wrong to consider matches like this as 'David v Goliath' as although financially Chelsea dwarf Swansea, it's not like they're a group of accountants and bus drivers, most are regular internationals for their country with a number having been bought from £5m+, the margins at this level are small and with a fair wind anything is possible.
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