Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea v Swansea

Mark Lawrenson backs Chelsea to return to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Swansea on Wednesday night

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to return to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win over Swansea City on Wednesday night.

The Blues head into the game looking to claim victory after they had to settle for a point from their 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Despite their recent good form, their draw with Liverpool FC left Antonio Conte’s men 11 points behind leaders Manchester City and with a lot to do in the race for the Premier League title.

Conte’s side now turn their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash with Swansea City in midweek.

And former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is expecting to see the Reds claim all three points in front of their home fans.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Swansea have scored fewer goals than any other Premier League side – seven in 13 matches.

“Although they put in a better attacking performance against Bournemouth on Saturday, it is still hard to see where their goals are going to come from.

“I thought Chelsea were very good in the first half of their draw with Liverpool – and Eden Hazard was great.

“Swansea will try to keep it tight, as they have done in all of their away games so far this season, but there is only one outcome for me.”

Chelsea are looking to try and defend their Premier League title this season, after having won the trophy in style in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club last term.

The west London side are currently third in the table as they look to keep pace with leaders Manchester City in the title race.

Chelsea booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League last week with a 4-0 win over Qarabag.

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