Swans left to rue slow start, says Lukasz
18th January 2015
Lukasz Fabianski admitted the Swans' disappointing start proved the catalyst for a "perfect" Chelsea performance.
Jose Mourinho's side inflicted a 5-0 defeat on the Swans, with the Barclays Premier League leaders showing their class at the Liberty on Saturday.
Chelsea got off to the perfect start as Oscar fired past the Polish keeper after just 49 seconds, with Diego Costa doubling the advantage with 20 minutes on the clock.
Costa then latched onto Federico Fernandez's passback before beating Fabianski from an acute angle, and Oscar found the top corner to make it 4-0 before the break.
Substitute Andre Schurrle polished off a hugely impressive performance for the visitors, who inflicted the heaviest league defeat on the Swans since their loss by the same scoreline at Liverpool in February 2013.
And Fabianski conceded a failure to recover from their disastrous start gave Chelsea a massive platform to work from.
"Right from the start we let them take charge of the game," said the Swans stopper.
"It was a very disappointing start from us and it gave Chelsea a massive advantage. Everything they did was perfect.
"We have been solid so far this season, and after the first goal we collapsed. We couldn't get a grip on the game and our shape, and they took full advantage.
"They were very quick on the break and were very dangerous every time they came at us. They showed how good they are."
Fabianski also wanted to pay tribute to the support shown throughout the game by the Swans fans.
He added: "The way the fans reacted to us during the game was very encouraging - they showed they are fully behind us no matter what the result is.
"That shows their true support for this club.
"We owe it to our fans to bounce back immediately. We have to put in a very good performance in our next game (against Blackburn in the FA Cup) because we didn't get anywhere near our performance levels against Chelsea."