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Chelsea vs Swansea City, League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

chelsea swansea league cup Chelsea vs Swansea City, League Cup Semi Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

After yesterday’s spectacularly entertaining match between Bradford City and Aston Villa where the Bantams won the first leg 3-1, today’s attention turns to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea plays Swansea City in the other semi-final first leg.

In injury news, both John Terry and Petr Cech won’t be playing for Chelsea today. Demba Ba is eligible to play since he didn’t play for Newcastle United in the cup competition.

Swansea’s line-up should be interesting to see. In their FA Cup match last Sunday against Arsenal, Swansea dropped several players in order to play a weaker team, thus saving some players for today. Michu only played the second half against Arsenal, while Angel Rangel and Ashley Williams didn’t play either.

Chelsea lineup: Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Ibramovic, Cahill, Cole (c); Ramires, D Luiz; Hazard, Oscar, Mata; Torres

Swansea lineup: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu

Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Hernandez and Michu all start.

The match kicks off at 2:45pm ET. Live radio commentary is available via Talksport.co.uk

Before, during or after today’s first leg, follow along with the conversations in the comments thread below.

 


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