Swansea Holds Champions, Chelsea To Stamford Bridge Draw

Swansea Holds Champions, Chelsea To Stamford Bridge Draw

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on August 10, 2015
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Chelsea Vs Swansea August 8, 2015 (Photo Credit: chelseafc.com)

Welsh club, Swansea FC kicked off their 2015/2016 premier league campaign on a positive note. Despite the Gary Monk led side starting off so well against the premier league champions, it was Chelsea that took the lead through a well taken freekick by Oscar Emboaba in the 23rd minute.

It wasn’t long before the visitors equalized through debutant, Andre Ayew. The Ghanaian who is new to the premier league managed to squeeze in a great shot after brilliant blocks by Thibaut Courtois and Gary Cahill. Swansea’s celebration wasn’t to last for long as seconds later, they conceded through a Federico Fernandez own goal. Willian had floated a cross in and unfortunately for the visitors it was deflected in by their own player.

Just ten minutes after the half-time break, Swansea restored parity once more through a well taken strike by Bafetimbi Gomis from the penalty spot which sent Asmir Begovic the wrong way. Yes, Asmir Begovic. The Bosnian had come on to replace Oscar who was sacrificed after Thibaut Courtois was sent off for a clinical foul on Gomis. It was that foul that produced the penalty.

Chelsea appeared confused on whether to defend the draw or go for a win. Jose Mourinho brought on Kurt Zouma for Fabregas and later brought on Radamel Falcao for the enterprising Willian. The Blues kept knocking on the Swansea defence for a winner that was never to come.

The Blues face Manchester City next on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

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