Absorbing match this and it's been entertaining from the word go. Chelsea looked to have it all in the bag but 2 defensive efforts by The Blues pulled the game back on track and what a game it turned out to be in the end.
Chelsea took the lead through Diego Costa in the 18th minute. the hosts weren't able to find their feet in the game whatsoever in the first half and this forced Guidolin to make a tactical substitution just before half time.
The change worked especially in the 2nd half when a counter attack got Barrow free and he crossed the ball into the Chelsea box where there was absolutely no one! But a misjudgement by Courtois led to Sigurdsson getting ahead of the keeper for the ball and it resulted in a foul and a penalty to Swansea. The Iceland international itself stepped up and scored to level things up. Minutes later Gary Cahill made a fumble with the ball despite having a lot of time and space to pass it or even clear the ball away. Leroy Fer took advantage of this and slotted home Swansea's 2nd goal through the legs of Courtois.
Chelsea though didn't give up and a frustrated Conte saw his team finally pull level thanks to a stunning goal by Diego Costa. Both teams had a great chance to win the match right towards the end but never managed to find the net.
90 +3' Swansea are the ones going out for a win now with an all out attack but can't find a way past Terry.
90 +1' It's all Chelsea again as they try their best to find a winner. Swansea get the ball finally and make an effort to start a counter only for their player to be brought down by Terry.
90' Chelsea have yet another great chance to win the match but Fabregas shoots straight at the defender. Victor Moses then shoots out of the stadium.
89' Swansea are on a counter and Eden Hazard takes a booking for the team by bringing down Barrow.
Swansea have made a defensive substitution while Chelsea make an attacking one. Quite clear who wants to win this match.
88' Eden Hazard magic is finally showing finally and Chelsea have a corner.
87' Swansea have a great chance now and Gary Cahill outta nowhere makes a good block.
85' Costa has a brilliant chance to put Chelsea ahead but Fabianski pulls off yet another brilliant save.
A stunning over head kick by Costa gets the ball into the net and Chelsea are level.
80' Oscar again has a brilliant chance to level things up but he heads it above the bar.
78' Oscar has a chance to shoot but he takes it too quickly and it's way wide of the post. Replays show he was offside as well but the flag stayed down.
Moses and Fabregas come on for Willian and Matic.
75' Chelsea come once again but Costa is penalised for a foul.
74' Chelsea have a freekick from 35 yards out and it's Willian who floats it in. Sadly there is nothing much they can do of it and it's been cleared.
73' Conte has asked his players on the bench to warm up as he looks to add fresh legs on the pitch.
71' Chelsea are whipping in crosses but Fabianski is punching them all way too easily.
69' It's all Swansea now. More possession, more passion and more will power it looks like.
67' Chelsea are trying to get back into the game but nothing happening for The Blues.
65' Brilliant effort by Oscar to curl it into the top corner but Fabianski is level with it with a stunning save!
64' Swansea have turned the table here and the crowd is alive again!
Gary Cahill has a nightmare as he fumbles the ball and Fer runs straight to score through the legs of Courtois!
Sigurdsson takes the penalty and he sends it straight into the back of the net!
57' Amat caught in yet another collision and this time, the 'victim' is Ivanovic. the Swansea runs straight to the ref to avoid a sending off.
55' Costa and Amat continue their argument and fight on the half way line. Both are on a booking and have been warned by the ref once again.
55' Meanwhile, Swansea have a shot at goal but it's way wide of the mark.
54' Eden Hazard has all the time and space in the world and puts in a promising low cross into the 6 yard box only to find that no one can get that finishing touch.
53' Willian takes the resulting freekick and it's eased into the patch on Fabianski by a Swansea defender.
51' Diego Costa is back on the pitch and charges straight for a counter attack. he's brought down by Amat and Conte can't believe that it's not worth a booking.
48' Diego Costa is down on the pitch with a possible head injury after Amat came charging in. the clash of heads looks to have taken a nasty blow on the Chelsea striker.
Amat meanwhile has been booked by the referee.
47' Another chance for Chelsea as Willian tries to curl one into the far post. It's inches wide of the post and cuts right through Eden Hazard and the post.
46' 50 seconds into the 2nd half and Diego Costa already has a shot on target. Fabianski in not troubled as the Swansea defender blocks it with ease.
45 +2' Ivanovic whips in a cross to Costa but Fabianski is quick on his feet and gabs the ball before it reached the striker.
45 +1' Chelsea are on a break away but Ivanovic finds himself caught offside.
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