After what was a commendable yet lucky draw earned by the Blues against the Gunners prior to Christmas Jose Mourinho’s men will be up against Swansea City to lay claims on their title aspirations for this campaign. Only a couple of points sets apart the top five teams at the top of the table, Chelsea would look to close the gap on table toppers Liverpool, the Blues currently lie fourth on the table with 34 points amassed from 17 games.
Swansea have had an indifferent campaign compared to last season when they finished in a Europa League spot. The Welsh side haven’t really hit the strides this season and currently lie twelfth in the table picking up only a meagre 20 points from 17 encounters so far. So what would be Chelsea’s best possible eleven against Laudrup’s boys? We here at Soccersouls provide you the strongest possible line up for the Blues on Boxing day.
Goalkeeping & Defence
Swansea City come into the game at the end of a disappointing loss against Everton at home and will be looking to make amends when they travel to Stamford Bridge. Peter Cech will be manning the Blues goal against a side who have lost their top scorer, Spaniard Michu of last season. Cech will be looking to keep a clean sheet to secure yet another home win under Jose Mourinho.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s determined performances from the last few matches will again keep Ashley Cole in the bench while Branislav Ivanovic will again start in the right back position. In the centre of defence captain John Terry, who ascertained the Blues Championship winning credentials will team up with fellow countryman and the always willing Gary Cahill.