Swansea City are hoping defender Neil Taylor will be fit to face Chelsea on Saturday after he was stretchered off in the side’s 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Welsh international clashed with Peter Odemwingie at the back post whilst making a clearance for the Swans, with the Nigerian striker booked for the incident. Manager Brendan Rodgers thought it was an “honest” collision though.

”It was a brave header at the back post,” he said.

“He knows he is going to get clattered, but he made a good contact and Odemwingie has come in behind him. But he is fine, he is getting stitches in his head so he is happy.”

Rodgers already has defenders Stephen Caulker and Alan Tate sidelined through injury, as well as midfielder Kemy Agustien.


 

The Swans take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, and are hoping Taylor will be fit in order to take part and avoid the defender crisis threatening Liberty Stadium.

“I’m okay, I feel a bit groggy, but I’m not too bad,” the full-back said.

“I didn’t really remember anything at first, but then it all came back to me. I know we won and that’s the main thing.”

The 22-year-old received six stitches for his troubles, and the club doctor will be assessing on Thursday whether or not he can play.

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