CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COURTOIS, IVANOVIC, CAHILL, TERRY, AZPILICUETA, MATIC, FABREGAS, WILLIAN, OSCAR, HAZARD, COSTASWANSEA (4-2-3-1)AYEW, MONTERO, SIGURDSSON, DYER, SHELVEY, CORK, TAYLOR, FERNANDEZ, WILLIAMS, RANGEL, FABIANSKIChelsea begin the defence of their Barclays Premier League title and are bidding to retain it for the first time in their 110-year history, after four championship successes in the last 10 years.The Blues should be confident; in 23 opening-day fixtures in the Premier League they have lost just three, the most recent in August 1998, at Coventry. Since then, Chelsea have played 16 first-day fixtures, winning 14 and drawing two.And they last lost the first game of the season at Stamford Bridge in August 1993, when they were beaten 2-1 by Blackburn Rovers.More reasons for JosÈ Mourinho’s men to be confident are last season’s games against Swansea City; Chelsea won 4-2 at home against the Welshmen and 5-0 at the Liberty Stadium.Furthermore, in 13 visits to Stamford Bridge Swansea have won just once – in 1925. Since that victory 90 years ago, the Swans have drawn three and lost nine.Indeed, in the Premier League, Swansea have lost all four visits while conceding 11 goals and scoring just three. Overall they have lost on their last five visits, conceding 17.Chelsea have doubts over striker Diego Costa, who missed the 1-0 Community Shield defeat by Arsenal last weekend with a hamstring problem.Mourinho started with Loic Remy against the Gunners and could be tempted to give a first start to Radamel Falcao, signed on loan from AS Monaco – to replace the departed Didier Drogba – after a similar spell at Manchester United last season.Swansea, who lost their last two Premier League games of last season, will be tempted to give a league debut to Andre Ayew, signed in the summer from Marseille.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A man is fighting for his life after, police said, he was found shot in a high-rise near Downtown Miami, Friday night.City of Miami Police responded to the scene just before 10 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a disturbance on the 21st floor of the Opera Tower, located at 1750 North Bayshore Drive.Responding officers found shell casings in one of the upper floors and followed a trail of blood to find the victim with gunshot wounds on the 16th floor.“Right now, we do not know what we’re looking for, we do not have any suspect information, we don’t know who’s behind this act,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva. “All we know is that we have an adult male victim that had been shot located on the 16th floor, and transported in critical condition.”Miami Fire Rescue transported the victim, who is between 30 and 40 years old, to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.Some residents of the hi-rise were unable to return to their units. “All the building was shut down, not able to get into my apartment with my car or by foot,” said resident Mary Jacques-Lopez. “They told us it was a shooting and a crime scene, and that there was no way we could get in.”Police are currently searching for a shooter. They have not been able to provide a description of the subject, and a motive remains unclear. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.