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Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

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It's unclear what happened in those five minutes when the Chelsea universe tilted on its edge and we all fell down into an alternate reality of Swansea doubling their scoring output for the season with goals from Sigurdsson and Fer, but the unfortunate and harsh outcome of it all is that Chelsea failed to win for the first time under Antonio Conte.

What was looking like a comfortable, straightforward afternoon turned into a frustrating series of attacks, half-chances and missed shots.  But then Diego Costa struck with an amazingly powerful overhead kick, so at least we got a draw out of it.  Costa could've of course had at least four goals, but I guess the two will do.

  • Just like the Koscielny goal yesterday, I was surprised that Costa's second goal was not called dangerous play.  Then again, Marriner's refereeing was on the level of random rolls of dice for most of the afternoon.
  • Both goals conceded were largely down to terrible individual decisions, from Courtois contriving to create a penalty for the first and Cahill dallying on the ball too long for the second.  Cahill probably was fouled, in fairness to the man who's about to be dropped for David Luiz.
  • Good impact by Cesc's appearance once again.
  • Looks like Terry might have picked up something semi-serious...
  • Chelsea remain second in the league, two points behind Manchester City and one ahead of Manchester United.
  • Next up: Liverpool on Friday.