The Blues stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a 3-1 win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge, as Cesc Fabregas put Antonio Conte’s men ahead before Fernando Llorente levelled on the stroke of half-time.
Be that as it may, Pedro and Diego Costa struck late in the second half of the game to wrap up the hard fought game with three points
Eight minutes into the game Fernandez shows signs of improvement of Luiz in the box to lock onto the cross, yet he fails to reach his free header before Chelsea clear.
The Blues break with Hazard through the centre and plays the ball to Costa’s morally justified right side. The striker endeavours to fight through two tackles, however, loses possession by thumping it out for a goal kick.
Chelsea opens up Swansea defence without precedent in the match as Costa takes a splendid touch on the edge to encourage Hazard with a pass. the Belgian curtails before teeing up Fabregas 20 yards from goal, but a mass of Swans make the block to occupy the ball out for a corner.
Chelsea leads the pack as Fabregas jumps in the box taking after a decent forward run, taking a pass from Pedro before jabbing the ball past Fabianski into the bottom corner.
Swansea reacts ideal on the stroke of half-time as Chelsea nod off at the set-piece. Sigurdsson lifts the ball over the Chelsea line and Llorente powers his header past Courtois into the top corner.
Fabregas almost gets a double in the 51st minutes as he latches on to Hazard’s cutback inside the box, but his effort clatters off the bar and bounces over.
Chelsea regains the lead, following Fabregas teeing up Pedro with a short pass, but it was a horrible moment for Swansea goal stopper Lucas Fabianski allowing Pedro’s low drive to creep through his hands in his drive towards the bottom corner.
Sigurdsson almost gets the visitors back in the game at the 77th minutes with his strike, only for Courtois to pat down the ball and pace forward the line to gather and gets there ahead of Llorente.
Diego Costa gets on the scoresheet to put the game beyond Swansea City with six minutes left, scoring his 17th goal of the season to make 3-1 and seal the victory for Chelsea.
The win was Chelsea’s club record-equalling twelfth back to back home win, with Conte having triumphed in everything except one or two occasions.In fact, there were times when they were legitimately tried and baffled
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