Chelsea leads all-time 14W-11D-7L Sides drew 2-2 in September Swans unbeaten vs Blues since Jan ’15 Premier League leaders Chelsea face a resurgent Swansea City side which has given it fits (Watch live at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com). The Blues have dropped points in two of their last three Premier League matches, and also have two draws and a loss to Swans in the past three match-ups. Swansea has won three of four in Premier League play, the lone setback a 2-1 loss to Manchester City. New manager Paul Clement has led Swans from deep in the relegation zone to four points clear of the drop zone. To succeed, Swans will have to avoid conceding often and early. According
Sutton United was put in a bit of a predicament on Saturday when the club lost its starting goalkeeper due to injury. If only Wayne Shaw were available… The 45-year-old resigned from his backup keeper position with the team earlier in the week after an investigation over broken betting rules came into question when Shaw ate a pie on the bench during Sutton’s FA Cup defeat against Arsenal. Ross Worner left the pitch during the team’s 3-2 National League victory over Torquay United in the opening quarter hour. Despite being down a goal and a man, central defender Simon Downer filled in for the injured Worner and only conceded once in the Sutton win.
A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Real Betis 1-2 Sevilla Sevilla has moved into second in La Liga thanks to a pair of second half goals on Saturday. Riza Durmisi gave the hosts the advantage heading into the halftime break but Sevilla fought back in the second stanza with finishes from Gabriel Mercado and Vicente Iborra to pull into a tie on points with league leaders Real Madrid. Leganes 4-0 Deportivo La Coruna Raúl Albentosa’s red card was the least of Deportivo’s worries on the day as the 17th place side took a hammering from Leganes. The victory for the hosts moves Leganes two points clear of Deportivo in the table and five points above the drop zone. Alexander