Chelsea fights Swansea City in first leg of Capital One Cup semis

Swansea City Vs Chelsea

Event Date: January 9, 2013 3:45 CET

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Chelsea tries to keep going following their 5-1 win over Southampton as they play Swansea City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal face-off on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have been pretty good under the tutelage of Rafael Benitez, keeping them within range for a top-3 finish in the English Premier League with an 11-5-4 (38 points).

With Fernando Torres having his best season since his Liverpool days and steady help from their veterans, Chelsea has really the capability to win multiple titles this year.

Moreover, the arrival of forward Demba Ba from Newcastle United makes the Blues even formidable as proven by the striker’s two-goal effort against Southampton on Saturday.

Chelsea pummeled Leeds United 5-1 to book their spot in the Capital One Cup semis and set up a date with Swansea City, who edged Middlebrough in their semis match.

Swansea City has been unbeaten over the last four games, though wins proves to come in rarity for them.

It will be the second time Chelsea and Swansea City face each other this season with the first one ending in a 1-1 deadlock.

Paddy Power  gives a huge windfall for a Swansea City at 8.00 while Chelsea is at 1.40. A draw is at 4.50.

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