MERSON MAKES SURPRISING PREDICTION FOR SWANSEA VS CHELSEA

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Swansea host Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Both teams are on different course for this game and have different reasons why they need the three points.

While Swansea will be aiming for the three points to boost their chances of Premiership survival, Chelsea will be hoping to get their bid for a top-four finish back on track as the Blues currently sit fifth in the standings.

However, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Swansea can maintain their impressive run on home soil with a 1-1 draw, as the Swans have won seven of their last nine games across all competitions and are unbeaten in the league in their last five matches, winning four of those.

Merson told Sky Sports: “The Premier League survival battle could all be over at the end of the weekend.

“If Swansea beat Chelsea and Stoke and Southampton lose, that’s it.

“This is a tough game for Chelsea, Swansea are decent at home.

“How Chelsea approach this game depends on Liverpool’s result against Stoke.

“If [Liverpool] drop points [Chelsea] could be right back in the race for the top four with a win.

“I’m going to go for a draw but if Liverpool and Stoke draw, it has to be Chelsea.”

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