In this week’s preview for Chelsea v Swansea read up on my prediction along with analysis for the match in week 18 of the Premier League. Included with each match preview are statistics and betting odds to help with your own predictions.
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Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 17 home matches in the Premier League this season while also being undefeated at home during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
Swansea may have passed the 10,000 pass mark but have still struggled to get consistent results this season. They have completed 8,719 out of 10,047 passes for a completion percentage of 86.8%, which is tops in the league.
My prediction is a Chelsea win, but with Swansea to score as well. Chelsea has not had a strong defense this season and Swansea has shown the ability to dominate possession and create chances which will trouble the Blues back line. In the end, though, Chelsea’s attacking ability will most likely be too much for the Swans.
Betting Odds: Chelsea win: 1.33-1.36; Draw: 5.05-5.31; Swansea win: 8.91-11.02
Form: Chelsea (D, W, W, W, L, W) Swansea (W, L, W, D, D, L)
Prediction: Chelsea 2 – 1 Swansea City