Ki confident Swansea can repeat an opening day upset, this time at Chelsea

Ki Sung-Yueng

Last season, Swansea surprised a lot of people with their opening day victory against Manchester United.

Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is confident that the side can repeat their opening day shock from last season when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on reigning champions Chelsea on Saturday evening. 

Last season, Swansea turned up at Old Trafford and ruined Louis van Gaal's first game in charge of Manchester United with a 2-1 win - with Ki opening the scoring in that game. 

He is quoted in the South Wales Evening Post as saying: “We had the perfect start last year which set us up for the rest of the campaign.

“It’s going to be tough, but hopefully we can do the same again. Our preparation has been good over the last six weeks. We’ve trained very hard and everyone is ready to go.

“Chelsea are the defending champions — and worthy champions at that. They were such a good, strong team last season with quality throughout the squad. It’s going to be a challenge, but one we are all looking forward to."

The Swans know all about the challenge of facing Chelsea having lost both meetings against them last season. They did give them a scare at Stamford Bridge by taking the lead, but were comprehensively beaten at the Liberty Stadium in January. 

The difference between the two sides they are facing, however, is pretty vast. The United side of last season were recovering from their worst campaign in over 20 years, while Chelsea are defending champions and seem to be in pretty good shape, even if they did lose their Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

Swansea did show they can beat the bigger sides last season having managed to do the double over both United and Arsenal on their way to racking up a record points total in the Premier League

Chelsea will at least be facing a confident and competent football side that has plenty of belief about them, which makes Swansea a very dangerous opponent. It's hard to see the Blues taking them lightly.

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