Chelsea FC vs. Swansea City FC Goal Breakdown

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1st Swansea Goal (11’)

The first score of the game went to the visitors when John Terry deflected a Neil Taylor low cross into the Chelsea goal.

A loss of possession by Nemanja Matic in Chelsea’s half was forced by the hassling of Wayne Routledge, who did well to win possession back for Swansea to launch another attack. A strong run by Ki Sung Yeung at the center of the defense drew the attention of the two center backs and Branislav Ivanovic. The Serbian right back tucked in creating a large space on the wing for Neil Taylor to run into. Andre Schürrle did not track back far enough to cover the run, allowing Taylor to drive a low cross across the six-yard box. An awkward clearance attempt by Chelsea captain John Terry directed the ball past Courtois and gave the Welsh club a 1-0 lead. Cesar Azpilicueta looked to be in a better position than JT to defend the cross but the ball was put into too dangerous of an area for him to not to challenge it. Swansea had grabbed ahold of the game early, capitalizing on a drowsy looking Chelsea side.