Outside of a few minutes at the start of the game, it’s been all Chelsea all the time, with almost the entire game played in Swansea’s half. The one-way traffic has resulted in over 10 shots, the vast majority of which have been on target, but Chelsea have not been able to find a breakthrough — that’s largely due to solid saves from Fabianski, though we have yet to truly test him with any of the efforts on target.
Of course, the longer it remains scoreless, the more concerning Chelsea’s lack of finishing and rather one-note game plan will become. Would be nice if we tried something other than a cross sometimes, though with Swansea compact and very central, that’s undoubtedly always an attractive option.
Amidst all the shots, the most exciting thing to happen was referee Neil Swarbrick sending Conte to the stands after missing an obvious call (awarding a goal kick instead of a corner). Conte wasn’t too happy, understandably, giving the fourth official (Lee Mason) a piece of his mind and Swarbrick then decided to flex his power because he’s a bit of a tw*t.
So, it’s scoreless at the half, with Willian coming closest on a free kick and Fabianski making eight saves. The only thing that matters are the numbers on the scoreboard, and both of those read goose-eggs.
Must do a little better. COME ON, CHELSEA!