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Demba Ba takes a shot.
Juan Mata produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.
David Luiz sends in a cross, save by Michel Vorm.
Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Inswinging corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.
Emboaba Oscar fouled by Chico, the ref awards a free kick. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by David Luiz on Pablo Hernandez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Itay Shechter. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.
Itay Shechter takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry. Neil Taylor on for Ben Davies. Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Emboaba Oscar results in a free kick. Chico restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Juan Mata. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.
Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Chico gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on David Luiz by Miguel Michu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.
Shot by Juan Mata from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.
Emboaba Oscar fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Itay Shechter coming on for Leon Britton. Ben Davies is shown a yellow card. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Routledge leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Dyer.
The ball is delivered by Emboaba Oscar.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Chico gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Juan Mata.
The ball is crossed by Juan Mata.
Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, Chico manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Chico results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eden Hazard.
Miguel Michu takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Cesar Azpilicueta. Cesar Azpilicueta is given a yellow card. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Angel Rangel produces a cross.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.
Foul by Demba Ba on Chico, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michel Vorm.
Shot from deep inside the area by Pablo Hernandez clears the crossbar.
Assist by Juan Mata.
Foul by Leon Britton on Juan Mata, Penalty awarded. Leon Britton is given a yellow card. Penalty taken right-footed by Frank Lampard and scored. Chelsea 2-0 Swansea.
The ball is swung over by Juan Mata, save by Michel Vorm.
Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.
The ball is sent over by Eden Hazard, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Emboaba Oscar, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Eden Hazard delivers the ball.
Emboaba Oscar scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Frank Lampard.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard from the left by-line, Gary Cahill has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Booking for Ashley Williams. Emboaba Oscar crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by David Luiz misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Miguel Michu from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Frank Lampard from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
David Luiz takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Davies.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Angel Rangel. Eden Hazard restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge.
The ball is delivered by Frank Lampard.
Ben Davies produces a cross, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Corner from right by-line taken by Eden Hazard.
The ball is delivered by David Luiz, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Ben Davies gets a block in. Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Chico gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Eden Hazard.
Demba Ba concedes a free kick for a foul on Chico. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Pablo Hernandez goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The referee blows for offside. Ben Davies takes the indirect free kick.
Frank Lampard is brought on as a substitute for Nascimento Ramires.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Hernandez by Emboaba Oscar results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman from left wing, save made by Petr Cech.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel, clearance made by Ashley Cole. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman, David Luiz makes a clearance.
Pablo Hernandez fouled by Eden Hazard, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Hernandez restarts play with the free kick.
Chico takes a shot. David Luiz gets a block in. Foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Blocked by Nascimento Ramires.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Miguel Michu. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.
Angel Rangel delivers the ball, Jonathan de Guzman takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Demba Ba fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Juan Mata fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Jonathan de Guzman fouled by David Luiz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michel Vorm.
Benitez calls for cutting edge
Rafael Benitez recognises Chelsea must be more clinical if they are to achieve their dual aim of Europa League victory and Champions League qualification.
Fernando Torres last scored a Barclays Premier League goal before Christmas, while Demba Ba has two goals in the competition since arriving from Newcastle in January.
There are mitigating circumstances, but it is undeniable Chelsea should expect more from their strike force.
As Ba is ineligible in European competition, Torres has been used sparingly domestically, and the former Newcastle striker is in line to return against Swansea on Sunday. Gary Cahill may also start in defence after he was an unused substitute in the Europa League win in Basle on Thursday night.
Chelsea were denied victory at Liverpool last Sunday by Luis Suarez's 97th-minute goal and while it is argued the Uruguayan should not have been on the pitch following his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, the visitors would have expected to hold on to win.
Benitez's side were profligate at times in the 2-1 semi-final first leg win in Switzerland and the Spaniard knows chances must be converted against Swansea for his side to consolidate their top-four position.
"Always when you have a lot of chances you want to be more clinical," Benitez said.
"It's something we have seen during the season, a lot of games where we were doing well in attack and still we didn't take our chances."
Fingers have been pointed at Torres and Ba, but Benitez has always praised the work-rate and influence of his lone striker set-up - the duo have rarely been seen on the pitch at the same time - whether they have been on the scoresheet or not.
Torres hit the post against Basle, when David Luiz's last-gasp free-kick goal earned victory.
Torres was not the only player to spurn an opportunity as Eden Hazard and Ramires also were denied and John Terry had a header saved by Yann Sommer at point-black range in stoppage-time.
The Blues took the advantage in the tie, though, as Luiz's strike earned the win after Victor Moses' opener had been cancelled out following the award of a soft penalty converted by Fabian Schar.
"We had some good chances," Benitez said. "We scored one and after we had two or three chances to score a second goal and a lot of counter attacks we couldn't finish, so I think it could have been even better.
"I was disappointed with the penalty. It could change everything. It was a surprise for everyone but the reaction was quite positive and I think we deserved to win."
The Europa League is Chelsea's third semi-final of the season and in the first, Swansea overcame the odds to beat the European champions and go on to lift the Capital One Cup.
The bid to avenge that tie is one of the intriguing sub-plots of Sunday's match.
Benitez merely wants to win whoever the opposition as he knows Chelsea's fate in their bid to qualify for the Champions League is in their own hands.
"It doesn't matter the name of the other team," Benitez said. "We have to win because we want to be in the top four, top three.
"Swansea's a good team, but we are a good team and we want to win. It doesn't matter which team we will play against."
Chico Flores knows nothing less than a repeat of their Capital One Cup semi-final heroics will be good enough if Swansea are to get a result at Stamford Bridge.
The Swans are unbeaten in three meetings against the reigning European champions this season.
The league meeting at the Liberty Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw, while two clean sheets in the last-four of the League Cup were enough to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory.
The outstanding performances of Flores and centre-half partner Ashley Williams were hallmarks of the cup contests, particularly during the first leg in London where the Swans had to survive wave after wave of Chelsea pressure.
Flores modestly deflects the praise for his individual performances, but acknowledges a similar standard will be required as they return to Stamford Bridge.
He said: "I don't know if they were our best performances of the season but obviously to keep Chelsea to zero in two games is an achievement.
"But it is not just about me and Ashley - our whole defence was good over those two games and has been throughout the season.
"Ben Davies is young and new to the Premier League but he has done well and is improving all the time, and Angel Rangel has been here for many years and is very good.
"We have two good goalkeepers in Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel and as a team we work hard in defence, including the strikers and midfielders.
"We've done well in the big games this season, keeping a clean sheet against Chelsea and Arsenal, only conceding one goal against Manchester United and Manchester City. We need to keep that going."
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