FT: Chelsea 3 - 1 Swansea City

Chelsea have moved 11 points clear at the top of the EPL after beating Swansea 3-1

Fabregas also shared a photo on his Instagram account with a message expressing his delight at becoming the first Spanish player to play 300 games in the Premier League.

Despite four minutes extra time, the Swans failed to pull it back.

Cesc Fabregas celebrating his goal. We still think Conte will aim to take the lead early and consolidate, though, so Chelsea/Chelsea HT/FT is a good option here.

"If you remember very well I was already sacked this season with the bookmakers", he added. Chelsea's high pressure even nearly resulted an own goal from Fabianski.

N'Golo Kante was brilliant defensively today.

Costa wrapped up the points with his 16th league goal of the season, volleying in from Eden Hazard's pass.

Swansea haven't notched a road shutout since opening the season with a 1-0 win at Burnley on August 13.

Diego Costa controlling the ball with his chest. Pedro, cutting in from the right, curled a low shot toward the bottom left corner. The Spaniard was unstoppable on his determined effort to get Chelsea up by two, which seemed closer and closer to happening.

Gylfi Sigurdsson lofted a free-kick from just inside the Chelsea half into the box and Llorente, who had been linked with the Blues last month, met the delivery with a thumping header that flew beyond the grasp of Thibaut Courtois.


A huge Frank Lampard flag was held by supporters in the middle of the pitch as the ex-England man made his way down from the stands at half-time during the clash against Swansea.

Fernando Llorente heading in the equalizer. I'm lucky to have a lot of players who, in the past, won a lot of trophies.

"To create a team, and to try to exploit every single player, the talent of every single player in the best way you must find right solution, the right system, to create a family spirit, a good spirit. You have to change with the times".

Getting the better of the runaway league leaders, though, is certainly not an easy assignment and the enormity of the task facing the Swans is reflected by bet365's 11/1 (12.0) quote for Clement's team to take all three points, while the odds compilers offer 9/2 (5.50) that Swansea pick up a precious point as they battle to preserve their Premier League status. The Londoners looked comfortable in their recent weeks and will pick from a strong squad to play Swansea.

Chelsea team celebrating the regained lead.

Clement felt his side had been denied a clear penalty when Cesar Azpilicueta appeared to handle in the area. Referee Neil Swarbrick didn't see the wrong in the occasion, and the game went on.

But on 71 minutes a slice of luck went Chelsea's way as Fabregas set up pedro. The Spaniard netted six times in the last eight outings.

Speaking on the matter, Conte said: "My reaction is very sad because this is our job and for sure I am disappointed for him".

Antonio Conte's side started with objective, Pedro curling over from the edge of the area inside the first minute, but Chelsea struggled to break down Swansea after that early opening. (Oddly, City were also the league's top scorers that season). In the last five "Chelsea" games, though, twice I lost points, but it happened in the away match with "Liverpool" and "Burnley", which plays powerfully in his field.

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