Nelson Oliveira relishing reunion with Chelsea stars

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Swansea’s new loan signing Nelson Oliveira has revealed his plans to show up some of his old friends when Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Portuguese international joined Swansea on a six-month loan from Benfica and made his first appearance for the Swans in a 1-1 draw with West Ham last weekend.

Garry Monk’s men play host to Premier League leaders Chelsea this weekend and the 23-year-old striker could hold some vital inside information about some of Jose Mourinho’s side.

Old friends

“I am looking forward to playing against Chelsea,” Oliveira told reporters.

"They are a really good team, and they have players there that I know from Benfica in Ramires and Nemanja Matic. I also played with Oscar at the U20 World Cup.

Benfica career

The Swansea loanee has been at Benfica since 2009 although he has only made 12 first team appearances after loan spells with Rio Ave, Pacos Ferreira, Deportivo La Coruna and Rennes.

Nemanja Matic is the stronger of the connections as he spent three years in Portugal with Oliveira’s 12 league appearances for Benfica coming in the height of the Serbian’s influence for the Eagles.

"I won't speak to them before the game, but maybe after. I'm just concentrating on Swansea,” Oliveira added.

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