A single goal from Demba Ba handed Chelsea a slender 1-0 win over Swansea in an English Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Chelsea started the better of the two teams and should have scored in the sixth minute when Mohamed Salah met a cross from Branislav Ivanovic, but he shot wide from roughly ten-yards out.
In the 14th minute Swansea almost broke the deadlock when Wilfried Bony met a cross from Angel Rangel, but his header was superbly saved by Petr Cech.
Swansea suffered a massive set-back in the 16th minute when Jose Flores was shown a red card for his second booking in a matter of minutes.
Chances on goal were few and far between after that.
The next decent effort on goal only came in first half injury time when Salah broke into the box, but fired over from 16-yards out.
The half ended 0-0.
Chelsea dominated the start of the second half and came close to scoring when Demba Ba met an Ivanovic cross, but his header went inches wide.
Two minutes later a lapse of concentration in the Swansea defence saw Samuel Eto’o through on goal, but he fired over the crossbar from ten-yards out.
In the 60th minute Swansea created their first decent chance of the second half when Wayne Routledge burst into the box, but he saw his shot take a deflection and go inches wide of the post.
Eight minutes later Chelsea took the lead when Ba beat one defender and then fired the ball home from just inside the box, 1-0.
Swansea tried to find their way back into the match, but the Chelsea defence held firm.