Picking the Best Potential Swansea City Lineup to Face Chelsea on Saturday

​Swansea will be looking to distance themselves further from a relegation battle when they face Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The Swans currently sit four points above the relegation zone with just four games remaining, and with both ​Southampton and ​Stoke facing tough game this weekend, it may provide Carlos Carvalhal's side the perfect opportunity to take advantage of any slips ups from the teams below them and climb out of the relegation dog fight.

Swansea fans have reason to be fearful and cautious heading into the game having suffered a 5-0 hammering in the hands of Manchester City in their last Premier League game, however, the Swans will now have their home support backing them in what will be a vital game for the club. 

Here is the best potential line up Swansea can field for the clash with Chelsea on Saturday:


  • Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski has played in all 34 of Swansea's ​Premier League games so far this season, and he is expected to keep his place between the sticks on Saturday evening.​


  • Fernández
  • Mawson
  • van der Hoorn
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​Despite conceding five goals to ​Manchester City in their last game, Carlos Carvalhal will likely keep faith in his back line - after all it was against the league champions with one of the strongest attacks in Europe.

Swansea fans will be hoping Alfie Mawson will show some of the form which earned him an international call up earlier this season, while van der Hoorn looks to make his second consecutive start after returning from injury.


  • Naughton
  • King
  • Carroll
  • Olsson

Both Kyle Naughton and Martin Olsson have played in 32 of ​Swansea's 34 Premier League games this season, and I believe Carvalhal will stick with the same wing back options which could potentially cause Chelsea problems in the wide areas going forward.

Andy King has become a strong member of the Swansea midfield since his loan arrival from ​Leicester City in January, with Tom Carroll providing the necessary support having only missed one game so far this season​.


  • Clucas
  • Ayew
  • Ayew

If Swansea are to get anything from this game, they will need their attacking trio to provide plenty of flair and creativity to help derail the ​Chelsea defence. ​Unfortunately for Swansea fans, they will be without one of their star men at the weekend.

Having joined the Swans on loan from Chelsea last summer, Tammy Abraham will be ineligible to play on Saturday against his parent club, meaning both Jordan and Andre Ayew will start with Sam Clucas making his first start since his recent injury.