Swansea assistant manager Claude Makelele spent five years at Chelsea winning two Premier League titles along with two FA Cups and a League Cup, and making 213 appearances.
Makelele admits he has fond memories of his time at Chelsea ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Chelsea host Swansea and he is hoping Swansea can get a positive result when they visit Stamford Bridge.
“Chelsea gave me a lot in my career. Now I go there not as an enemy, but as an opponent who works for a different club. The fans of Chelsea understand I am on a different side now,” Makelele told Swansea City Official website.
“I can’t and won’t forget my time there. I see two clubs – Real Madrid and Chelsea – as my home. I am happy to go ‘home’ on Saturday.
“My focus now is with Swansea, and hopefully we will get a good result there.”
Makelele also admitted Swansea City will face a stern visit when they meet Chelsea at the Bridge on Saturday.
“It will be a difficult game. To win at that stadium is very difficult, it’s one of the most difficult places to win in the Premier League,” Makelele added.
“Forget about the table: that’s the first thing Paul Clement will tell them.”