Chelsea won 3-1 over Swansea in this afternoon clash at Stamford Bridge, with goals by Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa. The Swansea temporarily equalized in the end of the first half with Fernando Llorente.
The win, anyway, didn’t come so easily as the score might say, as the Paul Clement side were well organised on pitch and was tough to overcome for Chelsea forwards.
The 2-1 goal by Pedro only came with 18 minutes to go with the contribution of ex Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who couldn’t stop a shot that didn’t seem irresistible.
The opener was scored by Cesc Fabregas at 19′, with the Spaniard being the man of the match in one of the few Premier League games he started this season.
Llorente leveled the score in the injury time of the first half with a perfect header and Swansea was keen to keep the point in the second half, but Pedro’s goal changed the Chelsea’s game, that then found more motivation and energy to seal the match with Costa’s goal at 84′, a nice volée after being assisted by Eden Hazard in the middle of the box.
Antonio Conte‘s side now lead the table with 63 points, 11 more than Manchester City (52), whose match against Manchester United ( 48) in this fixture was postponed due to the Red Devils involvement in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley tomorrow.
The same happened to Arsenal ( 50), that was due to play Southampton, the team that will face José Mourinho’s side in the League Cup final.
Spurs ( 50) will face Stoke City at White Hart Lane tomorrow at lunch time, while Liverpool ( 49) will visit Leicester City on Monday night.