Date: 29th April 2018 at 9:53am
Written by:
Swansea
0 – 1
Chelsea

Liberty Stadium

Premier League

28/04/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 20900

Referee: Jon Moss

Swansea Chelsea
Fabregas (4)
Fabianski Courtois
Naughton Azpilicueta
van der Hoorn Cahill
Mawson Rudiger
Roberts 63 Moses
 
Ki Sung-yueng Emerson
King 58 Kante
Olsson 81 Bakayoko
Ayew A
 
Fabregas 81
Clucas Hazard 81
Ayew J Giroud 85

Substitutes

Britton Caballero
Dyer 58 Barkley
Nordfeldt Morata 85
Carroll 63 Pedro 81
Routledge 81 Zappacosta
Rangel Willian 81
Renato Sanches Christensen

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 11
3 On Target 3
1 Corners 2
13 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
51 % 49

Down in South Wales, at the Liberty Stadium, in inclement weather, Chelsea produced a gritty performance to beat Swansea City 1-0.

The win keeps alive Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season but adds to Swansea’s fears that they could lose their Premier League status come the season end in May.

The only goal of the game came in the fourth minute when Chelsea produced a moment of sweeping football that highlighted the gulf in class between the two sides.

Kante won possession in midfield, slipped the ball to Hazard who pushed forward before providing a perfect ball for Fabregas to curl a lovely shot home from just inside the penalty are to beat Fabianski, in the Swansea goal.

The win closes the gap on fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur to two points, with Chelsea having played a game more.

Tottenham entertain Watford, on Monday evening, can the Hornets do Chelsea a favour?