At half-time it was 0-0 at the Liberty Stadium, though Swansea went down to 10 men after Chico Flores was sent off after just 15 minutes. A second-half goal from Demba Ba was enough to earn Chelsea the three points, with the game ending 1-0 to the blues.
|Chelsea Player Ratings|
Chelsea first-half analysis
CECH—Made a good save from Bony early on, not tested thereafter.
IVANOVIC—Getting forward well down the right but no great delivery yet.
CAHILL—One early muddle with the ball at his feet but the defence hasn't had too much to repel.
TERRY—Beaten in the air twice, but looking to bring the ball out of defence quickly.
AZPILICUETA—Had a few difficulties early on but has grown into the game.
RAMIRES—Bursting runs forward from deep are Chelsea's best option of attack so far. Linking play well.
MATIC—Happy to get on the ball and dictate the flow of the game.
WILLIAN—Composed in possession and looking to make things happen for them in the final third.
SALAH—Has had Chelsea's two best chances and put both of them off target.
SCHURRLE—Did well initially with his runs down the inside left channel, but not heavily involved in the last half hour.
BA—Holding up play and linking nicely, but not a goal threat so far.
Chelsea second-half analysis
CECH—A fine late tip-over from a bouncing cross.
IVANOVIC—Solid in possession without being over-adventurous.
CAHILL—Untested at the back. Brought the ball out well.
TERRY—Missed a decent chance to score but no pressure on him defensively.
AZPILICUETA—One of his less effective games; Swansea's wide men got the better of him a couple of times.
MATIC—Recycled the ball well and mainly played a simple supporting role in the second half.
OSCAR—Looked to get forward at every opportunity, though had little in the way of end product.
WILLIAN—Always a threat with his movement, but like most team-mates, no final-third productivity.
SALAH—Looked alternately dangerous with his running, and wasteful with his finishing. Great speed but no poise in the end.
BA—Scored the goal, best of a mediocre attacking bunch in fairness. Held up play well.
ETO'O—Came on at the break and was woeful, missed two exceptional chances.
MIKEL—Saw out the game as sub, got booked.
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