Chelsea returned to winning ways against a struggling Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, thanks to a goal from Antonio Rudiger in the 55th minute. The Blues dominated the game from the word go, but could not find the back of the net in the first half despite all their chances.
Antonio Conte was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick after the Italian ferociously shouted at the fourth official Lee Mason when his side was denied a corner towards the end of the first half.
However, Chelsea continued their domination in the second half and the win helped them retain 3rd place in the table. Here we take a look at the 5 key talking points from the game:
#5 Davide Zappacosta is making good use of his chances
The Italian full-back continued his impressive form from the game at Anfield, and was one of Chelsea's most effective players on the night. Davide Zappacosta surged forward on many instances and contributed significantly to Chelsea's 10 attempts on goal in the first half.
The defender also managed to deliver a few good crosses into the opposition's penalty area but wasn't lucky enough and had nothing to show for it in the end. Despite being taken off for Victor Moses in the second half, Zappacosta has proved his doubters wrong with his recent performances when he had to fill in for the injured Victor Moses.
With Chelsea staring at a busy festive season fixture list, Zappacosta could become one of their key squad players.