Chelsea vs. Swansea: Live Blog, Fernando Torres Red Carded!
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Swansea travel to Stamford Bridge with history against them, as they haven't won away at Chelsea since 1925.
Meanwhile Chelsea's campaign has so far been static and equals their worst start after five games since 2007.
Former Chelsea player Scott Sinclair returns and will be one to watch out for.
An intriguing subplot to the game will be of the two José Mourinho mentees in André Villas-Boas and Brendan Rodgers; both of whom worked with each other at Chelsea.
Predicted Starting 11
Swansea: Michel Vorm, Àngel Rangel, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair, Danny Graham, Nathan Dyer.
Chelsea: Daniel Sturridge is out with a knee injury. Alex is suspended.
Swansea: Neil Taylor comes into the game with an injury cloud but has declared himself fit.
I'm B/R Featured Columnist Allan Jiang, keep it here at B/R as I bring you live text commentary of Chelsea vs. Swansea.
FULL TIME: Chelsea 4-1 Swansea
Talking point: More negative headlines for Fernando Torres as this time he gets himself sent off for horrible two footed tackle on Mark Gower.
The sad thing was Torres looked like he set to score a hat-trick against Swansea. He looked sharp and his confidence was sky high after he scored. So high that he went in for such a high risk, dangerous and stupid tackle.
Now he'll be suspended for three games. Hopefully Romelu Lukaku can be given a chance. I mean even after a good game against Fulham, he is left off the bench. These next three games are perfect to start Lukaku or to give him extended minutes to see if he can score.
Man of the match: Ramires. No wonder they call him the Blue Kenyan. He is so fit and it just astounds me how he can keep making lung bursting runs. Park Ji-Sung at his peak fitness used to do that week in, week out for Manchester United. Now it's Ramires and like Park is also proving that he not only can graft but can score goals.
Worst player of the match: José Bosingwa. Didn't offer much in attack and routinely caught out of position. Was at fault when he ball watched and allowed Ashley Williams to get a free header off and score for Swansea.
Thankyou for reading my live text commentary.
90+3'- GOAL! Great play from Florent Malouda and like Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba does what a forward is supposed to do. Score. Great to see him back.
Chelsea 4-1 Swansea
90+2'- Lovely ball from Josh McEachran only for Ramires to drag his shot wide. Can he get his hat-trick?
90+1'- That could have been the goal. Ashley Williams getting a free header off only for it to not threaten Petr Čech's goal.
90'- Four minutes of added time to be played.
90'- Neil Taylor getting in behind José Bosingwa who hasn't had a good game.
88'- Yellow card to Neil Taylor for pulling Didier Drogba's shirt.
87'- Ramires still making lung bursting runs. Does he really have three lungs? Oh and he's on a hat-trick.
85'- GOAL! From the ensuing free kick Ashley Williams gets in front of a ball watching José Bosingwa and heads it in.
Chelsea 3-1 Swansea
85'- Yellow card to Ashley Cole for committing a professional foul on Wayne Routledge.
84'- Scott Sinclair's brightest moment as he takes on José Bosingwa and beats him easily.
- OFF: Raul Meireles
- ON: Josh McEachran
Hopefully McEachran can be given more chances this season.
79'- Good dinking run from Florent Malouda who makes fools out of the Swansea defenders because ending up looking the fool himself when he dibble dabbled too long with possession.
- OFF: Nicolas Anelka
- ON: Didier Drogba
It's good to see Drogba back. It's the Ivorian's time to shine as Fernando Torres will be suspended for three games.
77'- Scott Sinclair hasn't really had much of an impact.
75'- GOAL! I wasn't joking around when I said Ramires has been practicing his shooting. Great lung bursting run from Ramires and good finish.
Now he needs to just do this more often.
Chelsea 3-0 Swansea
I wonder if it's because the Brazilian is too quick or the Swansea player's fitness aren't that good.
75'- A good trait about the Swansea players is they have class. Even when Mark Gower was on the wrong end of a horrific tackle by Fernando Torres, he just got up and walked away.
Ramires took out a Swansea player and that player just got back up and didn't even glance towards the referee.
This is how footballers should behave.
Good on Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers for instilling such values in his team.
72'- Didier Drogba warming up on the sidelines. Will he make a cameo?
- OFF: Nathan Dyer
- ON: Stephen Dobbie
70'- Wayne Routledge free in the box but he blasts his shot high.
68'- Good cross from Raul Meireles and guess who comes in at full bolt again? Three lunged Ramires though he wasn't quick enough to get to the ball.
66'- Interesting fact. Apparently Raul Meireles played as a left back for an extended period during his time at Boavista.
64'- Swansea need to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and go for it.
63'- What was that from Garry Monk? He attempts to clear the ball but it goes behind him and if a Chelsea player was there, it probably would have been 3-0.
61'- José Bosingwa attempts a nut-meg and it doesn't come off. When nut-megs work, they look great but when they don't, it's embarrassing to watch.
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