Chelsea 4-1 Swansea - Shame sending off made the headlines!

Chelsea beat Swansea on Saturday 4-1 despite playing for 60 minutes with ten men again. With goals from Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and ...

Chelsea beat Swansea on Saturday 4-1 despite playing for 60 minutes with ten men again. With goals from Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and two from the impressive Ramires in midfield, it's the sending off of Fernando Torres that made the headlines.

Let's be honest Fernando Torres doesn't do things like that. It's the first time he has been sent of since he arrived in England. To me, after scoring his goal the second in successive games and having a hand in our second and Ramires' first, it seemed as though the adrenalin was pumping through his veins, he was eager to build on his good start and got over excited.

Unfortunately, we are reading that he lost his head, has taken another backwards step in his Chelsea career and it's rubbish. Fernando Torres did more than enough to continue to prove to everyone he is back!

I was pleased when the team news was announced and my prediction was spot on. It seemed perfect sense to rest all but two of the players who played the majority of last week so with the news that Cech was passed fit, I always expected JT to start the game. We all know Frank was left on the bench but more on that later.

The worrying thing at the moment for me is our inability to keep a clean sheet. Ashley Williams scored late on in the game after having a further two or three attempts on goal without being challenged. This is something we do need to work on.

Going forward, Chelsea when moving it quicker always looked to cause Swansea problems and our goals were exact proof of that. OK, Torres' goal wasn't exactly a quick flowing move into the final third, but the chip over the top to him from Mata, found Torres in the box one on one with the defender, he brought the ball down with his chest and spun and struck the ball on the turn into the far corner. A great pass, great control and turn and finally a good finish into the corner. Torres is back make no mistake.

Our second was completely different. After winning the ball back down our left hand side, Torres picked up the ball inside our half and slid the ball between two defenders to Ashley Cole who had made a run past him down the wing. Cole brought the ball inside, looked up and had Nico Anelka as one option, but choose to pass to Ramires who had made up the ground just right of centre. Anelka's run took the defender away which left Ramires time to take a touch and fire under the keeper into the net from 12 yards to make it 2-0 Chelsea.

Chelsea saw out the first half despite one or two balls into the box that had us worried but Cech was never forced into a save.

The second half and Chelsea reverted to a 4-4-1 formation with Nico Anelka leading the line. Swansea, to their credit kept playing their football the whole game and to begin with at the start of the second half, started to get their foot on the ball and force Chelsea backwards. A couple of times, balls into the box caused is problems once more with last ditch clearances from Mikel and Meireles knocking the ball to safety.

Like I said, Williams then a couple of chances from crosses into the box that needs to be addressed as they continued to come forward and knock on the door. Credit to them for never giving up.

Chelsea wrapped the game up with the impressive Ramires scoring his second of the afternoon and Chelsea's third. Chelsea breaking forward found a ball into Ramires as he pushed forward to support Anelka. Just again right of centre with the defender committed in making the tackle, Ramires cut inside him and turned the defender. He was through on goal just inside the box and as the keeper came out, Ramires stroked the ball passed him into the empty net to make it 3-0 Chelsea. Game over, or so we thought.

Didier Drogba came on for Nico Anelka and even with Drogba back defending a free kick, we couldn't stop Williams jumping unchallenged at the far post as Bosingwa was caught standing still, and he headed the ball past Cech beaten into the far corner. 3-1 Chelsea.

Swansea continued to come forward but again Cech was never forced into any saves of note I can remember. Chelsea finally put the game to bed in injury time as Florent Malouda on for Juan Mata, brought the ball forward down the left hand side, under pressure, slid the ball into Drogba's feet on the 18 yard line and he took a touch, spun and struck the ball across goal into the near post corner with the keeper beaten to make it 4-1 Chelsea.

Chelsea did play well at times and are back amongst the goals. What we have to remember is that we played an hour with ten men and still scored two goals against a very plucky Swansea side who will beat teams in this League this season.

Everyone played their part which was good. To me again it looked much more like the 4-2-3-1 formation and not the 4-3-3 as Mata was all over the pitch looking to pick up the ball and dictate the game. We just need to get tighter at the back!.

So another four goals, three points and a good home win for Chelsea. Just a shame the sending off took the focus away from that.


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