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Swindon vs Chelsea 2013: Team news and Possible line-ups

Jose Mourinho took the League Cup very seriously during his first spell as the Chelsea manager. It seems that it has not changed because the Portuguese is expected to name a strong starting line-up for the third-round match against Swindon Town. Unlike in the past, this will not be an easy encounter against a lower league opposition at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s possible line-up:

Swindon vs Chelsea 2013 Chelsea projected line-up

Swindon’s possible line-up:

Swindon vs Chelsea 2013 Swindon projected line-up

Mourinho hinted that the starting line-up is set to be full of world-class internationals like Fernando Torres and Juan Mata; players who did not take part in the 2-0 win over Fulham.

Playing at their home (County Ground) will be a massive boost for Swindon, and Chelsea are unlikely to underestimate their threat.

Assistant coach Steve Holland said that there was an opportunity for a young player to be involved. After having just returned from a successful loan spell, 20-year-old defender Tomas Kalas is likely to be used at centre back. Even with all the rotation, Chelsea’s team could be mightily impressive.

What will be your starting line-up?

Steve Holland’s full press conference:


  1. Swidon 0 Chelsea 5

  2. Chelsea have make a very big mistake aganist basel. Am very disapointed on that day.

  3. Chelsea 3 swindon 1

  4. Mark, Azpi, Kalas, Luiz, Betrand, Essien, Ginkel, Kevin, Mata, Willian, Torres. Sub: Ba, Cahill, Blackman, Hazard, Mikel. Score line Swindon 1 : 7 Chelsea

  5. Nduke-Abasi Bassey

    These line is very ok by me @least lets give everyone chance to prove themselves. Swindon 0 Chelsea 5, Willian, Torres, mata on point along wit KDB.

  6. i love this squard ,i just hope something good will come out from this squard.chelsea3 swindon 1

  7. this xi can beat any team in the league if they are given chance

  8. ths squad is better than ever