BLAST FROM THE PAST: Chelsea v Swans

24th February 2017

With the Swans heading to Chelsea on Saturday, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you a memorable Premier League meeting along with a cup classic.



Chelsea 2 Swans 2
Premier League - Saturday, August 8, 2015
The Swans twice came from behind to earn a point against Chelsea in a rip-roaring contest at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season.
After a positive start, Chelsea went ahead as Oscar's free-kick found the bottom corner but summer signing Andre Ayew equalised five minutes later with a neat finish from close range following some dazzling skill.
But the hosts were back in front within a minute as Willian's cross took a deflection off Federico Fernandez as it flew beyond Lukasz Fabianski.
That was how it stayed until ten minutes into the second half as the game was turned on its head.
Bafe Gomis was brought down by Thibaut Courtois inside the box and with the goalkeeper being shown a straight red card, Gomis stepped up to slot home the penalty and bring the Swans level once more.
The visitors enjoyed the better of the remaining half an hour with a man advantage, while Eden Hazard went closest for Chelsea when he drew a smart save from Fabianski.

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas (Kurt Zouma, 76), Oscar (Asmir Begovic, 54), Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic, Willian (Radamel Falcao, 84), Gary Cahill, John Terry (capt), Cesar Azpilicueta.
Subs: Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Loic Remy, Victor Moses.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng (Jack Cork, 41), Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Ayew, Jefferson Montero (Wayne Routledge, 71), Bafe Gomis (Eder, 79).
Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Franck Tabanou.

Attendance: 41,232




Chelsea 0 Swans 2
League Cup semi-final 1st leg - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Swansea won at Chelsea for the first time in 87 years to head into the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with a precious two-goal advantage.
Michael Laudrup's side put in a superb defensive effort, for they were forced to deal with heavy pressure applied by the Champions League holders, but goals from Michu and substitute Danny Graham gave the Swans a healthy advantage for the return leg at the Liberty.
Michu curled home his 16th goal of the season in the 39th minute after he was set up by Jonathan de Guzman after the midfielder had pinched possession off Branislav Ivanovic.
A stern performance defensively, and some excellent stops by Gerhard Tremmel, ensured Chelsea were kept out, and things got even better for the visitors in added-on time.
Graham pounced on a pass back from Ivanovic, and the striker rounded keeper Ross Turnbull before slotting home and celebrating in front of the Jack Army.
New signing Demba Ba thought he had pulled one back a minute later for the FA Cup holders, only to be denied by the offside flag.
The win put Swansea firmly in command heading into the second leg at the Liberty, which ended goalless, before Laudrup's side went on to beat Bradford 5-0 at Wembley to lift their first major trophy in the club's centenary year.

Chelsea: Ross Turnbull, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole (capt), David Luiz, Ramires (Frank Lampard, 71), Fernando Torres (Demba Ba, 82), Juan Mata, Oscar (Marko Marin, 83), Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Subs: Hilario, Paulo Ferreira, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Ake.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt), Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Ki Sung Yueng, Jonathan de Guzman, Pablo Hernandez, Wayne Routledge (Dwight Tiendalli, 63), Michu (Danny Graham, 83).
Subs: Michel Vorm, Garry Monk, Kemy Agustien, Nathan Dyer, Itay Shechter.

Attendance: 40,172