Confirmed: Chelsea and Swansea City line-ups

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Here is how Chelsea and Swansea City will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Chelsea and Swansea City end the first day of Premier League action with an intriguing match at Stamford Bridge this evening.

The reigning Premier League champions will want to get off to the best possible start but they will not underestimate Garry Monk’s Swansea side.

The Blues may not have strengthened as much as some of their top flight rivals but they already had such a strong squad that it may not ultimately be an issue if their first-team stars stay fit for the entire campaign.

That is a big ask for Diego Costa, who has the talent to finish the season as top-scorer but could just as easily be blighted by the injuries that have affected him in recent seasons.

Swansea have made some astute signings this summer and the likes of Andre Ayew and Eder now have the stage to show they can cut it in the Premier League.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Kurt Zouma, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Ramires, Falcao, Loïc Remy.

Swansea lineup

Starting:

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Neil Taylor
  • Ashley Williams
  • André Ayew
  • Ki Sung-yueng
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Bafétimbi Gomis

Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Bartley, Angel Rangel, Franck Tabanou, Jack Cork, Wayne Routledge, Eder.

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