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

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UPDATE: Llorente scores (an offside) goal from a free kick that was never a foul with the final act of the half.  Football is weird sometimes.


PREVIOUSLY:  Perhaps the only blight on Chelsea's day so far today is that we're only leading 1-0 despite an absolutely dominant first 45 minutes at Stamford Bridge.  Oh, Kanté gave the ball away once.  And David Luiz did a David Luiz thing, but Kanté was there to clean up.  And Cahill and Costa got in each others' way on a free kick when either looked likely to put a good shot on target.

Chelsea have gotten a couple shots on target, both by semi-surprise starter Cesc Fàbregas, who opened the scoring in the 20th minute and the drew and excellent save from Fabianski as well.  Need more of that — such as Pedro's barnstorming run late in the half — lest this game turn into another Burnley episode.

It's important for Chelsea to stay patient, but also retain some cutting edge.  As long as it remains just 1-0, Swansea will always feel they can nick a goal and a share of the points.  A second goal early in the second half would do wonders.



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