Swansea's Makelele relishing Chelsea reunion

The Swans face a Chelsea side that now sits eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea are simply too strong at the moment and despite the good work Clement has done with Swansea, the Blues are simply too versatile both tactically and in terms of the individual talent they have for Swansea to overcome.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Swansea City have been a hard team to play against since Paul Clement took over. "To win at that stadium is very hard - it's one of the most hard places to win in the Premier League", Makelele added.

"But now to watch the Champions League or Europa League on TV is not good as we want to play for something important". "He (Makelele) does not have so much coaching experience, but he has a good feel for players, one-to-one, he has great knowledge of the game having played at such a high level".

Chelsea's excellent home record makes a big home win more than likely, but there's a chance Paul Clement's Swansea may be more resilient in defence. It reminds me of Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson's managerial style - keep attacking and you'll score more than you concede: Simple. Conte has no injury concerns.

The Foxes have lost their last five league games without scoring a single goal, plunging them to with one point of the relegation zone less than a year after the fairytale success that captivated the world. The problematic knee looked to be hampering Luiz in Chelsea's last league game at Burnley so it will be interesting to see how he fares against Swansea. "Indeed, survival in the Premier League was our first and only target at the start of the campaign", Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said.


"The problem is when you start not in a good way, it's too hard to change that perception and then you give a very good signal to the opponent that you are not focused on the game".

Swansea's 2-2 draw on the opening day of the 2015-16 season was their first Premier League point earned at Stamford Bridge.

"Swansea" won three of the last four of the match.

When Clement took over Swansea were rooted to the foot of the table, four points from safety.

His eight goals for Swansea City have helped lift them to 15th in the table under the assured management of Paul Clement. At the same stage this season, the Blues are 36 points ahead of the Swans in the league.

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