Chelsea stretched their lead during a tip of a Premier League list to 11 points after feat over battling Swansea City during Stamford Bridge.
Cesc Fabregas noted his 300th Premier League coming by banishment a Blues ahead, poking a round by a legs of Jack Cork and into a net.
The hosts were dumbfounded when Swansea equalised from their initial critical try on aim on a cadence of half-time – Fernando Llorente streamer in Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick.
Fabregas strike a bar before Pedro’s curling bid easy a lead and Diego Costa netted a third from tighten range.
Swansea were denied a chastisement when Cesar Azpilicueta rubbed inside a area during 1-1.
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No interlude Chelsea
This was distant from candid for Antonio Conte’s side and had arbitrate Neil Swarbrick awarded Swansea a chastisement shortly before Pedro done it 2-1 afterwards a outcome competence have been different.
However, in a finish Chelsea’s unconditional brazen play warranted them a 10th true home Premier League win as they took another poignant step towards a second pretension in 3 seasons.
On a weekend when a initial vital silverware of a deteriorate – a EFL Cup – is handed out during Wembley, a Blues demeanour unstoppable. They have 63 points from 26 games – 3 some-more than during a same theatre in 2014-15 when final crowned champions of England.
Fabregas could have finished a diversion with 4 goals on his lapse to a side.
The Spain midfielder had a goal-bound shot deflected behind shortly before he non-stop a scoring, was denied by former Arsenal team-mate Lukasz Fabianski and also rattled a bar.
With former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard examination on, Chelsea incited on a style.
While it compulsory an blunder from Fabianski to revive a lead, Eden Hazard’s artistic timing and pass for Costa to make it 3-1 was a delight.
Positives in better for Swansea
Chelsea were forced to work tough for 3 points interjection to a good organized and enterprising Swansea side and a Swans looked a shade of a group that was bottom of a Premier League list 5 weeks ago.
Their four-point reserve pillow during a start of a day is down to three, though trainer Paul Clement will have been gratified with a approach his side undone a exile leaders for prolonged spells.
Llorente’s equaliser shook Chelsea who were display signs of disappointment before Pedro done it 2-1.
Swansea’s subsequent 4 games – Burnley (home), Hull City (away), Bournemouth (away) and Middlesbrough (home) – give them a possibility to stay transparent of a bottom 3 before they perform Tottenham on 4 April.
Man of a compare – Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
‘It was a transparent handball’ – what they said
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “We played unequivocally well, it was a good performance, and we combined many chances to score. We conceded during a finish of a initial half, after a time was finished, so in this box there was a bit of luck, though we showed good impression in a second half.
“We deserved a lot to win a game, now it’s critical to continue in this way.”
Swansea City trainer Paul Clement: “Any diversion we play and don’t win we are disappointed. Chelsea are a unequivocally good side, they have illusory peculiarity and that was a difference. We didn’t have a lot of chances though we came in during 1-1 for half-time and for prolonged durations we shielded unequivocally well.
“There was a large impulse with a handball, we suspicion Cesar Azpilicueta rubbed it during 1-1, it’s a transparent handball. That gives we a possibility to go 2-1 adult though 3 mins after you’re 2-1 down with a soothing goal. Based on chances they deserved to win, though there was large impulse that didn’t go a way, and who knows what competence have happened.”
Another support for Sigurdsson – a stats
- No actor has some-more assists in a Premier League this deteriorate than Gylfi Sigurdsson (nine, turn with Kevin de Bruyne).
- Chelsea conceded in uninterrupted home joining games for a initial time underneath Antonio Conte.
- Swansea have conceded 26 goals in their past 10 Premier League divided games, an normal of 2.6 per game.
- Pedro has been directly concerned in 10 goals in his past 9 games for Chelsea in all competitions (seven goals, 3 assists).
- Fernando Llorente has scored 9 goals in all competitions this deteriorate for Swansea, 3 with his head, 3 with his left feet and 3 with his right.
Chelsea have 9 days to ready for their subsequent diversion divided to West Ham United on Monday, 6 Mar (20:00 GMT). Swansea perform Burnley on Saturday, 4 Mar (15:00 GMT).
Match ends, Chelsea 3, Swansea City 1.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Swansea City 1.
Attempt missed. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from outward a box is too high. Assisted by Willian.
Foul by N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea).
Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Fernando Llorente (Swansea City).
Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Eden Hazard.
Substitution, Chelsea. Kurt Zouma replaces Victor Moses.
Goal! Chelsea 3, Swansea City 1. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from a centre of a box to a bottom left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
Attempt missed. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from a centre of a box is too high. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.
Substitution, Swansea City. Luciano Narsingh replaces Wayne Routledge.
Leroy Fer (Swansea City) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.
Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).
Foul by Victor Moses (Chelsea).
Martin Olsson (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outward a box is saved in a tip centre of a goal.
Substitution, Swansea City. Jordan Ayew replaces Tom Carroll.
Substitution, Chelsea. Nemanja Matic replaces Pedro.
David Luiz (Chelsea) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.
Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea).
Fernando Llorente (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.
Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).
Goal! Chelsea 2, Swansea City 1. Pedro (Chelsea) left footed shot from outward a box to a bottom left corner. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.
Victor Moses (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Fernando Llorente (Swansea City).
Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).
Alfie Mawson (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).
Leroy Fer (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Pedro (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Jack Cork (Swansea City).
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.
Attempt blocked. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from outward a box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Cahill.
Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).
Federico Fernández (Swansea City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from outward a box is blocked. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.