Chelsea travel to Swansea on Sunday (4pm) knowing the sides’ first meeting last year was the start of a spectacular fall from grace.
On the opening day of the 2015/16 season the Swans rocked up to Stamford Bridge and walked away with a battling point against a Chelsea team who were then Premier League champions.
That game sparked a disastrous downward spiral for the Blues, which saw them lose nine of their first 16 Premier League games and ended Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge before Christmas.
If Guus Hiddink started the patient’s rehabilitation on an interim basis last year, then it’s fair to say new boss Conte has got them back on their feet since he took over in the summer.
Three wins from three this season has the Blues second in the table, just behind Man City by a single goal, and it looks like Conte has managed to piece back together again what was once a fractured squad.
Swansea on the other hand will be desperate for a win after losing two of their three opening games, although they did win away at newly-promoted Burnley to start the season.
Despite the fact Chelsea lost 1-0 to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium towards the end of last season, taking recent form into account the Blues are overwhelming favourites with the Swans at a big to claim a home win.
The one thing Conte has got his Chelsea charges doing is finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
The Blues have scored 10 goals in their four games this season and have also hit two or more goals in every game also.
If you are looking for a good punt on this match, have a gander at the handicap bet of Chelsea (-1.0) at because it’s fair to say the Swans have struggled for goals in the Premier League.
Francesco Guidolin’s men have only two goals to their name in the league to date and with Chelsea adding defenders Marcos Alonso and David Luiz to the ranks, their backline looks even meaner.
A sneaky bet for this contest, that the stats seem to back, is for a time of the last goal to be after the 74th minute at .
Both of Swansea strikes this season have been past the 79th minute and Chelsea have repeated that trick with four of their seven goals in the Premier League so far.
So don’t be surprised to see the net bulge late in the day on Sunday.
David Luiz’s £30m return to Stamford Bridge had the football world scratching their collective heads.
However, the Sideshow Bob lookalike’s two-year spell at PSG did net the club a £20m profit.
He got three goals in his last spell for Chelsea and if you fancy him to pick up one anytime on his second debut he’s at .
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are likely lads to land the first goal given that they have both scored twice already this season. You can get Costa at , while Hazard is a little further out at .
On the Swansea side of things you can only pick out Leroy Fer, after all he is the only one that’s scoring for them in the Premier League this season.
If you believe he will repeat the trick on Sunday, he’s at a nice for the first goal or to land one at anytime.