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Fabregas Keeps Chelsea's Top Four Hopes Alive

English Premier League Report: Swansea City v Chelsea 28 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 28, 2018 08:34 PM

English Premier League 

Result: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea

Date: 28 April 2018

Venue: Liberty Stadium

Chelsea kept their top-four bid alive as Cesc Fabregas' first-half strike secured a 1-0 Premier League win over Swansea City at a rain-soaked Liberty Stadium.

The Blues snatched the lead as early as the fourth minute as Fabregas unleashed an impressive left-footed finish following a through ball from Eden Hazard, 0-1.

The Swans lacked any sort of rhythm in their play and made it easy for Antonio Conte’s charges to pass the ball around.

Swansea defender Alfie Mawson nearly netted an own goal in the 22nd minute after his attempted clearance came off the woodwork.

Conte’s charges were spending far less time on the ball after 35 minutes but the Swans posed little threat in going forward.

That proved to be the trend for the rest of the first half as the Blues took a one-goal lead into the break.

The rain continued pouring in the second stanza, making for a scrappy and sloppy encounter.

Carlos Carvalhal was looking for some pace up front and he introduced Nathan Dyer on the hour mark in place of Andy King.

The Blues were in the ascendancy, although the Swans did look lively with the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre, causing problems in the final third.

Victor Moses almost got the second goal for the visitors 10 minutes before full-time by attempting to divert Fabregas’ cross at the near post but his effort missed by inches.

The Swans went close to bagging an equaliser in the closing stages, with Tom Carroll firing a low strike inches wide of the upright, but Chelsea held on for the win.


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Ipeleng Nickie Joined: 26 Apr 2018
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Ipeleng Nickie Apr 29, 2018 07:53 PM
Lol Chelsea neh
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Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
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Dave1992 Apr 29, 2018 10:20 AM
Absolutely shocking performance.Conte should be ashamed of his negative tactics.Kante and Azpi worked hard as always.The team gad the usual lethargic,uninspiring,lack of passion,effort and commitment.The passing was pathetic,Cahill usual poor passing and nothing positive.Bakayoko and Morata flipping useless as always.Giroud tried but could not connect with Hazard.2nd half we were defensive only!
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Matayitayi Apr 28, 2018 09:44 PM
Chelsea musnt qualify kikiki
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Matayitayi Apr 28, 2018 09:43 PM
YHOO Arsenal must win the Europa final to qualify for champions lig next season
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Omiyo Apr 28, 2018 08:46 PM
they can beat Swansea, but they won't finish in TOP 4.
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Dave1992 Apr 28, 2018 05:03 PM
Fellas let's do it for Antonio Conte to become the 3rd quickest manager in Premier League history to reach 50 wins#COYB
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Dave1992 Apr 25, 2018 06:30 PM
Best of luck Blues!
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the great khosiological Apr 24, 2018 02:43 PM
hard fought win for Swansea

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