Date: 11th September 2016 at 12:13am
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Lukasz Fabianski (7) – Could do nothing about either of the goals and despite some questionable kicking early on, he was vital to the Swans grabbing a point.

Kyle Naughton (6) – Solid, if unspectacular.

Federico Fernandez (6) – Had to tread carefully after an early booking, and struggled to keep Costa under control but was solid enough.

Jordi Amat (7) – Again, had to be careful after a booking and was the target of Diego Costa’s battle, but did well under pressure.

Stephen Kingsley (5) – Was at fault for the second Chelsea goal, struggled against Ivanovic.

Neil Taylor (4) – Pulled off in the first half, and Swansea reached a higher level following his withdrawal.

Sung-Yueng Ki (6) – Struggled for the majority of the game but coped well enough against Kante and Matic.

Jack Cork (7) – Good performance from the Chelsea academy graduate, can look back with no regrets from this match.

Leroy Fer (9) – Swansea’s best player by a mile, and at times the best player on the pitch. Has emerged as Swansea’s key player following an average season last year.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (8) – Great performance from the fan favourite, cooly slotted away the penalty for the equaliser and you can see why he’s a fan favourite.

Fernando Llorente (6) – Very subdued against Terry and Cahill, but held play up well when he could, made no real mistakes.

Subs: Modou Barrow (7), Angel Rangel (N/A).


Thibaut Courtois (5) – Could have done better with the second and gave away a clumsy penalty, very lucky not to have been sent off.

Branislav Ivanovic (7) – Chelsea’s best defender, great going forward, could do nothing for the two goals conceded.

Gary Cahill (5) – Gave away the second goal, even if he was fouled, he took too much time on the ball.

John Terry (6) – Desire was there throughout, but not a memorable showing.

Cesar Azpilicueta (6) – Better going forward, Barrow and Naughton caused him problems.

N’golo Kante (7) – Good performance again, may need to work on his shooting.

Nemanja Matic (7) – Dominated the midfield, but was much quieter in the second half.

Willian (6) – Subdued performance, perhaps struggled to influence the game, especially in the second half.

Oscar (7) – Has found a new work ethic under Conte, positive signs going forward and grabs an assist for Costa’s first goal.

Eden Hazard (7) – Quiet for most of the game but came alive in the final 20 minutes and was easily the most dangerous player on the pitch during that time.

Diego Costa (9 & Man of the Match) – Superb showing from Costa, typical battling throughout with Amat but scored to great goals and looks to have rediscovered the form we saw in the title winning season.

Subs: Cesc Fabregas (7), Victor Moses (5), Michy Batshuayi (N/A).