Three reasons why Swansea can cause an upset against Chelsea this weekend

Whilst all the attention has been on the Manchester Derby this weekend in the Premier League, there’s another vital game concerning the title race on Sunday.

Chelsea travel to Swansea looking to maintain their current 100% start to the campaign knowing that if they do they’ll go above at least one of the Manchester clubs in the table.

Of course, it’s early days, but the Blues are looking in good shape and the Swans will have their work cut out if they want to grab all three points.

Nevertheless, they’ll go into the game confident especially as it is at home as they look to register their first win since the opening day. Whether they can depends on a number of things falling their way but if they do it could really kick-start their season and here at FootballFanCast we think these THREE reasons could just lead to such a result…

Last season’s results

West Ham United v Swansea City - Barclays Premier League

Swansea drew away at Chelsea on the opening day last season in a result that began the spiral of events that led to the club imploding. Then, in April, when the Blues had recovered somewhat the Swans beat them again at the Liberty Stadium 1-0. These results, the second in particular, should spur Swansea on into today’s game and if they replicate the application they put in last season, there’s no reason why they can’t emerge victorious once more.


Gylfi Sigurdsson


Swansea, unlike some of the teams around them, have a bonafide match-winner in Gylfi Sigurdsson. The technically gifted Icelandic international has got the ability to unlock Chelsea’s defence with a killer pass or can go himself from range with his fierce shooting prowess. Throw into the bargain that he is great from set pieces the Swans are always going to have a chance with him around.


If David Luiz starts

David Luiz

Chelsea signed Luiz back from PSG and it has to be said, it’s not the most inspiring transfer. The Brazilian was shipped out by the Blues due to the number of mistakes he made and his inconsistencies and the fact of the matter is, he’s still like that. If he plays there’s every chance he could provide the Welsh side with an opportunity to win the game, they just need to make sure they take it.