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Swansea City vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

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Chelsea down 1-0 at the break.

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Both sides have been rather sloppy in what's probably, ultimately a meaningless game as far as Premier League fates are concerned, but so far, only Chelsea have been made to pay.

It was that man again, Jefferson Montero, causing all the problems down the Swansea left, and even though the identities of the defenders he's facing are different from the opening day of the season, the results have been rather similar.  The unfamiliarity of the back five (including goalkeeper) with each other isn't helping.  Neither are the constant giveaways in midfield.

On the plus side, I've really liked some of the moves in possession from Oscar and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and with a bit of luck both could've scored.  But Oscar's snap shot fluttered just wide and Loftus-Cheek was just beaten to a near post cross.  Chelsea had lost some of the wind in our sails once Swansea scored, but before then, there was plenty of promise.  Pato had a couple good chances, too, but scuffed his shot from Oscar's sumptuous cross and then, with the final action of the half, somehow managed to not hit the target when it was easier to score than to fire wide.  That's not the way to earn that contract!

So, improvement needed, if we are to maintain our unbeaten run.  On the other hand, that's such a useless streak anyway; let's get the rest of the kids on and have some fun.  What's the worst that could happen?