FRIENDS OR FOES? THE BLUES WILL BE AGAINST TWO FAMILIAR FACES

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Chelsea will host Swansea on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues will be up against two familiar faces – Paul Clement and Claude Makelele.

Paul Clement is a familiar face at Stamford Bridge. The January’s Premier League Manager of the Month, was a Chelsea staff for 17 years (apart from a spell at Fulham). He was promoted to the first team staff under Guus Hiddink in 2009, and after the role was made permanent by incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti, Clement helped Chelsea to the league and cup double in 2010. He has so far done a good job as Swansea manager, but all friendliness will be put away when the two teams face each other in Stamford Bridge.

Claude Makelele is another friend who’ll be a foe on Saturday afternoon at the Bridge. The Chelsea legend who’s now an assistant manager at Swansea wore the Chelsea jersey between 2003 and 2008; he was so good that they named the defensive midfield position – the Makelele role. He went on to win the league title twice with Chelsea, cementing his status as a Blues legend.

Makelele and Clement worked as assistant managers under former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti at PSG. The pair then reunited when Paul Clement was named Swansea manager.

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.