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Claude Makelele: ‘I call these two clubs home’


Claude Makelele head home to Chelsea for 90 minutes as Swansea take on the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge.

Makelele won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the League Cup during his five year spell at Chelsea, quickly becoming a big fan favourite for his impressive control of the defensive midfield.

The former France international returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the assistant coach to Swansea boss Paul Clement – who was also formerly of Chelsea – and is very grateful for his time in west London.

“Chelsea gave me a lot in my career,” Makelele told Swansea’s website. “Now I go there not as an enemy, but as an opponent who works for a different club.

“The fans of Chelsea understand I am on a different side now, but I can’t and won’t forget my time there.

“I see two clubs – Real Madrid and Chelsea – as my home. I am happy to go ‘home’ on Saturday.

“But my focus now is with Swansea, and hopefully we will get a good result there.

“It will be a difficult game. To win at that stadium is very difficult – it’s one of the most difficult places to win in the Premier League.

“We need to be 100 per cent for 90 minutes, and if we do that then anything is possible.

“Forget about the table – that’s the first thing Paul will tell them.”


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