Chelsea could move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League standings on Saturday when The Blues host Swansea City at Stamford Bridge (15:00), with fellow title contenders Manchester City (second) not in action and Tottenham (third) not playing until Sunday.
Antonio Conte’s hosts, who have stumbled to two draws in their last three league outings, are looking to improve upon their 2-2 stalemate at the Liberty Stadium back in August.
Meanwhile The Swans, who currently sit four points above the top-flight’s relegation zone, have drastically improved their form under new manager Paul Clement, winning four of their last six Premier League matches.
Key to Chelsea’s driving force at the summit is defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante, who arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer from defending league champions Leicester City.
As for the visitors, the January arrival of fellow midfielder Tom Carroll from Tottenham has significantly boosted their survival chances, with Swansea winning all three Premier League games when the 24-year-old has stayed on the field for the full 90 minutes.
So, with both key men set to go head-to-head on Saturday, here is how Kante and Carroll match up so far this campaign in the top-flight…