Swansea City v Chelsea latest odds, news and free bets

Brendan Rodgers was part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff at Stamford Bridge before enjoying stints at Watford and Reading before Swansea recruited the northern Irishman who has subsequently taken them to the top flight via the play-offs

The Welsh side have not looked out of their depth on many occasions this term and it is a surprise to see odds of 4/1 (Sky Bet – £10 free bet no deposit) available about City considering they have lost just once at the Liberty Stadium this term.

Swansea’s most recent game at home saw them come from behind to beat Arsenal 3-2 and there is plenty to like about the fact that the Swans score plenty of goals and have conceded just six times in their eleven home games.

Rodgers gave Danny Graham a rest for Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Bolton although the striker will lead the line against Chelsea and can be backed at 9/1 (Unibet bookmaker) to score the opening goal which would make it double figures for the season.

As for the visitors, they managed a slender FA Cup win at Loftus Road on Saturday, although quite whether a team that has won five of eleven away games should be odds-on is another matter.

Chelsea are a best price 17/20 (William Hill free bet) to win Tuesday’s match although they are missing Didier Drogba and the injured Ramires. Gary Cahill is yet to make his debut since switching from Bolton and it is noticeable that Andre Villas-Boas’ team have kept four straight clean sheets.

Bet365 offer 15/8 that the visitors win the game to nil, with Fernando Torres on offer at 11/2 to score the first goal of the game, while Swansea’s Scott Sinclair will be looking to make a big impression against his former club.

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