Last Updated: 13/04/14 9:43pm
Swansea continue to keep pushing for the equaliser. They are caught again as Salah puts Eto'o in the clear only for the striker to fail to control the ball. Vorm goes in pursuit of the loose football and is miles from his goal but he has enough defenders back to clear an Eto'o effort.
Great cross from the left just eludes the head of Bony and Cech manages to scramble an awkward bouncing ball over the bar.
Jonathan de Guzman on for Brittain as the lively Salah makes another great break into the Swansea box only to miscue his shot badly.
Eto'o back in the game and he fires a shot just past the upright after a good pass to him inside the Swansea box from Salah.
Mistake by Williams allows Eto'o to releases Oscar but Chelsea can't turn it into a second goal. Williams then thuds a clearance against Eto'o and the latter needs some treatment.
Free-kick to Swansea just inside the Chelsea half. Shelvey takes it quickly and tries to find Ngog in the clear but the latter has strayed offside.
Lovely football again from Chelsea as Salah outwits two Swansea defenders but he can;t quite find a pass for Eto'o.
Brittain heads the corner clear but Chelsea are straight back on the attack. Good strength from ba on the edge of the area and his thunderous shot is just over the bar.
Great ball over the top for Ba to chase - it just gets away from him but then bounces off Vorm and is behind for a corner.
Deep free-kick taken into the Chelsea box which breaks to Routledge on the left. He centres but Cech claims well in a crowd of players.
Nice turn from Bony on halfway and a good ball over the top tries to find the surging Shelvey but it has too much pace and Cech collects.
GOAL BA: The breakthrough finally arrives as Ba blasts home from the edge of the Swansea area and a deflection off Williams is enough for the shot to beat Vorm.
Ben Davies gets forward well and crosses from the left side of the Chelsea area but his cross sails over the head of Bony.
Chelsea break at pace again with Willian but he is halted on halfway and the ball is out for a Swansea throw.
Matic pulling the strings on the edge of the Swansea area as Chelsea probe. Another corner for the visitors as Shelvey clears behind as Oscar takes a tumble in the box.
Willian cross on the right is hacked behind Rangel. Vorm forced to punch behind as the pressure continues to build on the Swansea goal.
Swansea break down the other end via Wayne Routledge butr his effort from just outside the box is deflected behind. The corner comes over and it bounces off the shin of an unknowing Bony and trckles by the post with Cech scrambling to get to it.
All the hands to the pump for Swansea still at the back. Terrible miss from Eto'o as his blasts wide of the target from 10 yards with the goal at his mercy.
More pressure from Chelsea as Azpilicueta crosses from the left and Willian's header hits Oscar and is then scrambled. Ba then meets a cross from the other flank and glances his header just wide.
Deep cross from the right over the top of Ivanovic and his attempt to flick it back into play fails.
Chelsea corner on the left is cleared at his near post by Bony. Cahill has his shirt tugged and goes down in a heap as well.
Good pace down the left flank from Salah but his ball into the Swansea box is off target and cleared by the hosts.
Chelsea have a one-man advantage and they are 1/2 at Sky Bet with 45 minutes left. Swansea can be backed at 8/1 with the draw on offer 15/8.
Salah squanders his best chance yet after he is set up well by Ba and Ramires. This time he fires a left-foot shot well wide of the target from 12 yards.
Cech called into action again to save from Dyer. Swansea have a corner which is eventually claimed by the keeper.
Great ball from Willian to Ramires on the leftnyline in the Swansea area - his cross is great but no Chelsea player can force it goalward.
Vorm and Ashley Williams get their team into undue strife and the latter concedes an unnecessary corner.
Great interplay between Willian, Ba and Ramires but the ball is travelling so quickly that the latter can't get his effort on target and Vorm scrambles to the rescue.
Shelvey goes for the sublime from halfway and his attempted lob of the Chelsea keeper does not cause Cech any undue problems.
Willian's low cross inside the six-yard box is very dangerous but Ba can't get a touch to force it home. Terry then goes down in the Swansea area but no real appeals for a spot-kick.
Handball by Shurrle gives Swansea a good chance to get the ball into the Chelsea box from a free-kick. It is taken by Shelvey but then cleared by the defence.
Nice break again down the right from Swansea involving Rangel and Dyer and the hosts manage to win a throw-in.
Throw-in on the right for Swansea well inside the Chelsea half. They win another win in quick succession down near the corner flag.
Slick ball from Willian into the feet of Ba 12 yards from the Swansea goal but the latter just can't get it under control.
Shelvey goes for a one-two on the right flank but Azpilicueta goes down in dramatic fashion and gets the free-kick,
Good possession for Chelsea on the edge of the Swansea area and an eventual shot from Nemanja Matic is blocked.
Free-kick to Swansea in their own half a Demba Ba's challenge on Rangel is deemed to be a bit too physical.
Shelvey exaspertaed as he charges on to a pass only for the referee to get in his way on the halfway line.
Cesar Azpilicueta attempts to fashion a crossing position from the left but the ball ricochets off his shins and behind for a Swansea goal-kick.
Corner on the right taken by Willian and that is eventually cleared. Swansea make a tactical change as Hernandez is replaced by Jordi Amat.
So Swansea down to 10 already and now have to defend a free-kick on the right-hand side of their box. The delivery is poor though and cleared straight away.
Very clumsy tackle by Flores on Andre Schurrle on the edge of the Swansea box and after some deliberation, the former gets a second yellow and his marching orders.
Cech pulls off a great save to tip over a fine Bony header. Chelsea break quickly from the resultant corner.
Hernandez wriggles between two Chelsea defenders and then wins a corner on the right for the hosts. The centre is easily taken by Cech.
Plenty of space inside the Chelsea box for Jonjo Shelvey but his centre is too strong for the waiting Bony.
Leon Brittain has some space and looks up as Swansea push forward but his ball to the right flank goes beyond Dyer and out for a Chelsea throw.
Another chance for Salah as he chests down a long ball into the Swansea box then rather snatches at his attempt which goes well wide.
Mohamed Salah should have opened the scoring as Branislav Ivanovic has loads of time to cross from the right after a marauding run behind the Swansea defence. Salah only manages to guide his effort wide of the target.
Free-kick to Chelsea taken deep into the Swansea box which is headed back into the danger area. A shot from John Terry is blocked and then scrambled clear by the hosts.
Dyer scampers clear on the right as Swansea's bright start continues but his low drilled cross is hammered clear.
Nathan Dyer with an early cross from the right flank in the direction of Wilfried Bony in the centre but it is headed clear.
Ian Probert says: 'As a Chelsea fan I can really seeing this one being a tough contest, we've lost our last 3 away games in all competitions and need to pick our away form up. Swansea shouldn't be underestimated though as they love to keep possession. Chelsea to win narrowly 1-0 with Schurlle grabbing the winner.'
Thanks to Charlie Wood: 'Very important game for chelsea, with liverpool now 5 points ahead it is a must win. Chelsea to win 3-1 win ba, Willian and Schurrle scoring.'
Russell Davis says: 'I'm thinking a hard fought game today. With Chelsea coming out on top by the odd goal. But I fear the title may now go to anfield. Unless we can win there in a fortnight '
Oscar James Wilton says: 'If Chelsea can maintain a 100% record, with a bit of luck, we could still win the premier league. Swansea are a good side, but Mourinho will respect their obvious threat and earn us a 2/3-0 vitory. COME ON U BLUES!!'
Prince Ebose from Malaysia says: 'Chelsea to win 3-2. To get close to Liverpool and hope they win against Liverpool when they meet at Anfield. Come on blues. Torres to score today.'
Many thanks to Leo Evans from Laos: 'If Swansea play the same classic George Best style football as they did against Liverpool they should pull through - otherwise it will be a 3 - 1 to Chelsea. I'm a Swansea Jack and supported the Swans since Division Four days, but they will need to play as mentioned to get this game on their much needed win list.'
Pre-match:Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho makes five changes from the side that booked a Champions League semi-final place by beating Paris St Germain in midweek for the Barclays Premier League clash against Liberty Stadium hosts Swansea. Mourinho hands starts to Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Mohamed Salah, Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba - the match-winner against PSG - while David Luiz, Oscar and Samual Eto'o spearhead a powerful bench as the Blues look to stay in touch with league leaders Liverpool. Swansea head coach Garry Monk makes two changes from the side beaten 1-0 at Hull eight days ago, with Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez both given starts. Jonathan De Guzman and Michu drops out, with no place for Michu among the substitutes either.
Thanks to Chelsea fan Adam Ryther: 'With the result in the Liverpool/City game, this is a must-win game for Chelsea if they are to have any chance of winning the title. We need to stay close to Liverpool and pull away from City, with the games they have in hand.'
'Chelsea to win 3-0, with Ramires, Salah and Eto'o scoring the goals.' Many thanks again to our old friend Chris Green from Huddersfield.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Salah, Willian, Schurrle, Ba. Subs: Cole, Luiz, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schwarzer, Eto'o.
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Shelvey, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Fulton, Amat, Taylor, de Guzman, Tremmel, Ngog, Emnes.