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Chelsea vs. Swansea City: Confirmed lineups

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Paul Gilham

It's been a while, hasn't it?  But now we're back and ready to resume the Premier League adventure.  Two perfect teams so far, First vs. Second is certainly not a bad way to it.

Earlier today, Chelsea U18 drew 2-2 with West Ham United U18 (goals by Kyle Scott and Tammy Abraham).  With City currently winning at Arsenal, the Chelsea first team cannot afford to drop points like that at home.


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Thibaut Courtois | Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic | Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Andre Schurrle | Diego Costa

Substitutes from: Petr Cech, Filipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Ramires, Mohamed Salah, Loic Remy, Willian

Swansea City starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Lukasz Fabianski | Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams, Jordi Amat, Angel Rangel | Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-yueng | Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson | Bafetimbi Gomis

Substitutes from: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Federico Fernandez, Tom Carroll, Jefferson Montero, Marvin Emnes, Wilfried Bony


No surprises then for the Blues as Jose goes with the so far established first-choice lineup.  Diego Costa has been deemed fit; new boy Loic Remy starts on the bench.

The visitors make one change to the lineup they've used for the first three games: Bafetimbi Gomis starts for the first time in the Premier League.