Draw is a great boost, says Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork

9th August

Jack Cork feels the opening-day draw at reigning Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea will provide the Swans with a springboard for the campaign.
Garry Monk's side twice came from behind to earn a point at Stamford Bridge, with debutant Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis - who scored from the spot - on the scoresheet for the visitors.
Chelsea were reduced to ten men following Thibaut Courtois' dismissal for denying Gomis a goalscoring opportunity in the second half, but the Swans were happy with a share of the spoils against the defending champions.
And Cork, who replaced the injured Ki Sung-Yueng shortly before the break, believes the performance and point will prove a real boost to the Swans.

"It is a great start to the season for us," said Cork, who is a former captain of Chelsea's reserve squad.
"We could have gone on to win it, but we have to be happy with a point at Chelsea.
"It's a great boost. You don't want to go to a place like Chelsea and lose3-0 or 4-0 on the opening day.
"We showed that we can match one of the best teams in the league, and that's a big achievement.
"Hopefully we can use this result to push on this season."