Chelsea puts its perfect league record on the line as they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City at 11:00 a.m. ET live on NBCSN or live online at NBCSports.com.
The Blues have taken three wins in three matches so far, and seem to have their swagger back under Antonio Conte. Despite the defensive genius of the Italian manager, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa look revitalized this season, and they both start in the Chelsea attack.
With an unchanged starting eleven, on the bench are new signings David Luiz and Marco Alonso, with the former nearly ready to make his first Chelsea appearance since May of 2014. At the moment, John Terry and Gary Cahill continue to plod along in the Chelsea central defense, while Kurt Zouma nears a return from his serious knee injury.
Swansea City, meanwhile, has struggled mightily this season. Gylfi Sigurdsson‘s wonderful form throughout Euro 2016 seems a distant memory, and he’s been unable to carry the weight of an entire attack on his shoulders. As a result the club has just two goals and a single point in three matches, and the new American ownership looks to have a number of difficult personnel decisions in front of them.
Record signing Borja Baston does not yet make the squad, while striker Fernando Llorente plays in his fourth Swansea match yet to score his first goal for the club.
Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Taylor, Fer, Cork, Ki, Sigurdsson, Kingsley, Llorente.
Subs: Nordfelt, Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Fulton, Britton, Montero, Barrow.