London - Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng hopes his
side can repeat last season's opening-day shock when they face champions
Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this weekend.
Ki scored in the win over Manchester United on the first day
of last season as Swansea went on the finish a creditable eighth in the Premier
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"We had the perfect start last year which set us up for
the rest of the campaign," the 26-year-old South Korean international was
quoted as saying on Swansea's website (www.swanseacity.net).
Ki is aware of the enormity of the task at hand against Jose
"It's going to be tough, but hopefully we can do the
same again," Ki said. "Our preparation has been good over the last
six weeks. We've trained very hard and everyone is ready to go.
"Chelsea are the defending champions -- and worthy
champions at that," he added.
"We know we will have to be at our very best to come
away with a positive result, but we have shown in the past what we can do on
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