Past meetings: Swans v Chelsea
As the Swans get set to face Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here we recall past Liberty Stadium meetings in the Premier League and the Capital One Cup.
Swans 2 Chelsea 2
Premier League – September 11, 2016
Chelsea had started the new season in fine form, winning their first three Premier League matches.
But they dropped points for the first time in 2016-17 – a campaign in which they would win the title – after being held to a draw by Francesco Guidolin’s Swans.
Diego Costa put Chelsea in front inside the opening quarter, but the Swans levelled through a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty after the Icelander was brought down by Thibaut Courtois.
Guidolin’s men then went in front after Leroy Fer robbed Gary Cahill – the Chelsea defender’s pleas for a free-kick were ignored – and bundled the ball home.
But Costa had the last word, volleying in acrobatically with nine minutes remaining.
Swans 1 Chelsea 0
Premier League – April 9, 2016
The Swans all but secured their top-flight place for the 2016-17 campaign courtesy of their first win over Chelsea at Premier League level.
Having lost their way under Jose Mourinho, the Blues had rediscovered their form following the mid-season appointment of Guus Hiddink.
The Dutchman went unbeaten in his first 14 league games in his second stint at Chelsea, but that run came to an end in South Wales.
The Swans had struggled in the first half of the season, but improved under Alan Curtis and then Guidolin.
Jefferson Montero was one of their stand-out performers against Chelsea, and it was the Ecuadorian’s cross which teed up Sigurdsson to score the only goal of the game.
The win took the Swans to 40 points after 33 league matches.
Swans 0 Chelsea 0
Capital One Cup – January 23, 2013
Rarely has a goalless draw meant so much in the history of the Swans.
Michael Laudrup’s team were 90 minutes away from booking the club’s first appearance in a major final courtesy of their unforgettable 2-0 win in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge a fortnight earlier.
Goals from Michu and Danny Graham had put the Swans in the driver’s seat, and they duly got the job done despite having to soak up plenty of pressure in the return game at the Liberty.
As Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea tried and failed to get back into the contest, their frustrations boiled over late on when Eden Hazard saw red for clashing with a ball boy.
From that moment on, the Swans knew Wembley was calling.
Swans 1 Chelsea 1
Premier League – January 31, 2012
The Swans claimed their first Premier League point against Chelsea thanks to a spectacular goal from Stamford Bridge old boy Scott Sinclair.
Brendan Rodgers’s team created enough chances to win quite comfortably, and deservedly took the lead when Sinclair’s left-footed effort flew into the net shortly before half-time.
The Swans looked close to home and dry when Ashley Cole was sent off after picking up a second yellow card with 86 minutes on the clock.
But in the dying seconds of the game, Jose Bosingwa’s cross-shot took a deflection off Neil Taylor and Michel Vorm was beaten.