Chelsea still have outside chances of making top-four, and they must not drop points when they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
The Blues occupy the fifth spot with 63 points, and they have a five-point gap to cover on fourth-placed Tottenham.
Chelsea have picked up form in recent weeks, and they are on a three-game winning run in all competitions. Last weekend, they defeated Southampton to book their place in FA Cup final.
One can assume that the confidence is high in the camp following recent successes, but Chelsea’s away form is a cause for concern. The West London side have won only four of their last 11 games on the road, and we can see them struggling against Swansea, who have been incredible at home in 2018.
The Swans have turnaround their season around on the back of a solid home form under Carlos Carvalhal. The Welsh club are unbeaten in their last five home games, and this run includes four wins and one draw. Swansea have defeated the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool at home. Although, in their last home game, they could manage a 1-1 draw with Everton.
The job isn’t done as the Swans occupy the 17th spot with 33 points. With four games left, they only have a four-point lead on Southampton and Stoke. If any of these two sides find any kind of form in the last weeks, it could spell trouble for the Swans.
The Swans do come on the back of a 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City, and they are without a win in their last five games. So, there is some hope for the Blues, and we believe they can pull off an away win this weekend.
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Match Facts
Chelsea have lost only of their last 11 meetings with Swansea in all competitions.
Following a run of three consecutive defeats on the road, the Blues have won their last two away games in Premier League.
Swansea are undefeated in their last two home meetings with Chelsea in Premier League. 1W 1D
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Team News
The hosts are likely to be without Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer and Renato Sanches. Tammy Abraham is ineligible to play against his parent-club, and Federico Fernández and Kyle Bartley are doubts.
Marcos Alonso is suspended for Chelsea, and David Luiz is injured.
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Match Odds
Chelsea are favourites to win at 6/11 odds at Unibet. It is a tough game to call considering both sides’ respective forms, but we think that Swansea will be without some key players on Saturday. Thus, we are backing the Blues to continue their winning run.
A draw is available at 10/3 odds at BetVictor, and a Swansea win at 6/1 odds at Bet365.
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Correct Score Odds
We have picked a 2-1 win for the Blues for our prediction in the correct score market. This bet is available at the best odds of 17/2 at Bet365.
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
We are backing Olivier Giroud to score at his best odds of 9/5 at Paddypower. For the hosts, Jordan Ayew is available at 41/10 odds at Unibet.
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect a 2-1 outcome in this match, so we are backing over 2.5 goals as our prediction at the best odds of 21/22 at Betfair.