Past meetings: Chelsea v Swans

28th November 2017
First team

As the Swans get set to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here, we recall past meetings from the Premier League, the Capital One Cup and Division Two.


Chelsea 2 Swans 2

Premier League – Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Swans held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in their first Premier League match of the 2015-16 season.

Chelsea took the lead early on through Brazilian midfielder Oscar before debutant Andre Ayew equalised for the visitors shortly before the half-hour mark.

The score was level for only 90 seconds as Willian’s cross took a cruel deflection off Federico Fernandez and looped into the net.

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was dismissed in the 52nd minute and the Swans were awarded a penalty after he denied Bafetimbi Gomis a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Chelsea’s new signing Asmir Begovic came on to replace the dismissed Courtois, but failed to stop Gomis’ spot-kick.

The Swans finished the 2015-16 season in 12th position in the Premier League on 47 points.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianksi, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-Yueng (Jack Cork 41), Andre Ayew, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero (Wayne Routledge 71), Bafetimbi Gomis (Eder 79).

Subs not used: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Franck Tabanou, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley.


Chelsea 0 Swans 2

Capital One Cup – Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Swans secured one of the most memorable victories in their history in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

Michael Laudrup’s team delivered the Swans’ first win at Stamford Bridge in 87 years thanks to goals from Michu and Danny Graham.

Michu opened the scoring in the 39th minute when he curled home his 16th goal of the season after Jonathan de Guzman capitalised on a Branislav Ivanovic error to send him through.

Graham doubled the Swans’ advantage in the final minute of the match when he fired home after beating Chelsea keeper Ross Turnbull.

A 0-0 draw in the second leg of the semi-final at the Liberty sent the Swans through to the Capital One Cup final at Wembley in February 2013.

The Swans defeated Bradford City 5-0 in the final to win the first major trophy in the club’s history.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel, Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Pablo Hernandez, Wayne Routledge (Dwight Tiendalli 62), Jonathan de Guzman, Ki Sung-Yueng, Michu (Danny Graham 83).

Subs not used: Michel Vorm, Garry Monk, Nathan Dyer, Kemy Agustien, Itay Shechter.


Chelsea 1 Swans 3

Division Two – Saturday, November 21, 1925

In their first ever match against Chelsea, the Swans inflicted the first defeat of the season on the Blues thanks to goals from Len Thompson, Jack Fowler and Billy Hole.

Centre-half Harry Wilding, who first played football while serving with the Grenadier Guards, netted Chelsea’s consolation goal.

In front of 3,000 Swans fans at Stamford Bridge, former Chelsea goalkeeper Jock Denoon made some big saves for the Swans, including a penalty against his old club.

Swansea Town finished in fifth position in the Second Division league table at the end of the 1925-26 season on 49 points.

Meanwhile, Jack Fowler finished the season as top scorer with 35 goals in all competitions.


Swans: Jock Denoon, Sam Langford, Wilfie Milne, Jimmy Collins, Joe Sykes, Lacky MacPherson, Billy Hole, Harry Deacon, Jack Fowler, Len Thompson, Evan Edwards.