BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Chelsea

9th September 2016

Swansea City 1-1 Chelsea
Premier League - Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A last-gasp own goal prevented the Swans from beating ten-man Chelsea at the Liberty.
Scott Sinclair opened the scoring with a superb strike on the turn against his former club, who later saw Ashley Cole dismissed for a second bookable offence.
But more drama was to follow at the Liberty, with Jose Bosingwa's cross deflecting off Neil Taylor and past Michel Vorm in the final minute to earn Andre Villas-Boas' side a point in South West Wales.

Swans: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor; Gylfi Sigurdsson (Kemy Agustien, 67), Joe Allen, Nathan Dyer, Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair (Luke Moore, 77), Danny Graham.
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Jazz Richards, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita.

Chelsea: Petr Cech, Jose Bosingwa, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Florent Malouda (Romelu Lukaku, 80), Oriol Romeu (Michael Essien, 65), Raul Meireles, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata.
Subs not used: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Lucas Piazon.

Attendance: 20,526





Swansea City 1-1 Chelsea
Premier League - Saturday, November 3, 2012
Pablo Hernandez's strike in the 88th minute claimed a share of the spoils as the Swans held Champions League holders Chelsea at the Liberty.
After a goal-less first half, it was the visitors who edged ahead as Gary Cahill's flick-on from a corner was nodded in via the post by Victor Moses.
But it was left to Spanish international Hernandez to deny Roberto Di Matteo's side, with the winger coolly curling a 20-yard effort past Petr Cech late on to score his second goal in his last two outings at the Liberty.
Sub Danny Graham went close to pinching victory soon after latching onto a through ball be he was denied, with a point apiece proving a fair result.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (capt), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Leon Britton (Danny Graham, 65), Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonathan de Guzman, Wayne Routledge (Nathan Dyer, 65), Pablo Hernandez, Michu (Itay Shechter, 79).
Subs not used: David Cornell, Alan Tate, Dwight Tiendalli, Kemy Agustien.

Chelsea: Petr Cech (capt), Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Oriol Romeu (Ramires, ht), Fernando Torres, Oscar (Ryan Bertrand, 79, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses (Daniel Sturridge, 73), Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Subs not used: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Marko Marin, Lucas Piazon.

Attendance: 20,527





Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea
Premier League - Saturday, April 9, 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson fired the Swans to their first-ever Barclays Premier League victory over Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
The Icelandic midfielder fired home his 11th goal of the season in the first half to secure a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win for the home side.
Francesco Guidolin's side were the dominant side throughout the first-half, and after Sigurdsson's 25th-minute opener - a well-struck volley past Asmir Begovic - the home side had a string of opportunities to extend their advantage.
Leroy Fer was unfortunate to see a close-range effort bundled clear by the Chelsea defence, while the impressive Jefferson Montero headed just over the bar in the second half with the goal gaping.
Lukasz Fabianski, meanwhile, had little to do in way of saves to make, with Alexandre Pato going closest to equalising for the visitors with a flicked effort, which narrowly evaded the far post.
The crucial three points meant the Swans moved up to 12th position in the Premier League and onto 40 points.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Leroy Fer, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Ayew (Wayne Routledge, 67), Jefferson Montero (Kyle Naughton, 84), Alberto Paloschi (Bafe Gomis, 75).
Subs not used: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Ki Sung-Yueng, Modou Barrow.

Chelsea: Asmir Begovic, Branislav Ivanovic (capt), Cesc Fabregas, Baba Rahman, Oscar, Alexandre Pato (Bertrand Traore, 64), John Obi Mikel, Pedro, Matt Miazga (Kenedy, HT), Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Falcao, 76).
Subs not used: Thibaut Courtois, Kasey Palmer, Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett.

Attendance:20,966




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