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Ahead of Chelsea’s preseason friendly against Reading later today, former Chelsea midfielder John Swift is looking forward to facing the Blues.
Swift is a Chelsea academy graduate. He left Chelsea for Reading in 2016 after three loan spells.
“It’ll be my first time playing against them,” Swift told Reading’s official website.
“A game is a game at the end of the day. I’ve been away from Chelsea for years now so it’ll just be good to come up against the opposition that they have and to see what I can do really, just try and do my best.”
“It’ll be good fun to go out against the top team,” Swift added. “They’ll have a load of young players playing as well.
“It’ll be a tough game – and hopefully it won’t be as sunny as it was against Peterborough! But it’s always good to go up against a top opposition like Chelsea.
“You want to get the best out of your last pre-season game. You obviously want to win, but Chelsea are a top team so you want to go into that game and give everything you can.
“And if you can come away against Chelsea with a result then it’ll give you lots more confidence than if you were playing against a lower league team, and you win by a few goals and you go into the game against Sheffield Wednesday thinking you’re going to do the same – and it’s a lot different.
“So if we can walk off the pitch with our heads held high against Chelsea, it’ll give us a lot more confidence going into the Wednesday game.”