Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings

Modified 10 Apr 2016

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Swansea welcomed Chelsea to The Liberty Stadium with the hope of securing mathematical safety with a win against an inconsistent Blues side. The Swans started on the front foot and remained dominant throughout the game with Gylfi Sigurdsson putting them ahead midway through the first half and captain Ashley Williams assuring that Swansea maintained the lead.

Here are the player rating for the game – 

Lukasz Fabianski – 6/10

The former Arsenal man and Polish international had an unusually quiet evening with his defence dealing effectively with the majority of Chelsea’s attacks and was rarely forced into action.

Angel Rangel – 6.5/10

Had another decent evening in a Swansea shirt with a composed performance at the back along with providing vital support while pushing forward.

Federico Fernandez – 7/10

Along with his captain, the Argentinean managed to thwart the majority of Chelsea’s attacks with ease and looked far more comfortable at the heart of the Swansea defence as he did at the start of the year. 

Ashley Williams – 8/10

Swansea’s captain produced a defending master-class against the Blues where he broke up attacks with ease and always managed to get a tackle in when The Swans needed it the most.

Neil Taylor – 6/10

The Swansea fullback would liked to have had more of an impact in the game and was largely absent for large periods of the game.

Jack Cork – 6.5/10

The Englishman has grown in stature tremendously since his move from Southampton and produced another fine performance in the heart of the midfield.

Leroy Fer – 6.5/10

The Swansea midfielder managed to break up play consistently in the game and played a huge part in stifling many of Chelsea’s exploits in the game.

Andre Ayew – 6/10

An unusually quiet evening for the man from Ghana which saw him make much less of an impact than he usually does with most of Swansea’s attacks coming through Montero on the other flank.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 7.5/10

The Iceland international has had a sensational start to the year and only continued his rich vein of form against The Blues with a wonderfully taken goal midway through the first half.

Jefferson Montero – 7/10

A fantastic performance from the Swansea winger which saw him torment Cesar Azpilicueta for much of the first half and played a vital role in Sigurdsson scoring in the first half.

Alberto Paloschi – 6.5/10

While the Italian may not have got on the score sheet, his work rate in the game certainly played a huge role in Swansea pressurising Chelsea into consistently giving the ball away.

Substitutes – 

Wayne Routledge – 6/10

Failed to have much of an impact going ahead after coming on in the 67th minute but was useful in tracking back towards the end of the game.

Bafatembi Gomis – 5.5/10

Looked unusually lethargic after coming on much to the ire of the Swansea fans in attendance. Will have to do better to start for The Swans regularly.

Kyle Naughton – N/A

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Published 09 Apr 2016
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