CHELSEA 2-2 SWANSEA
Chelsea the defending Premier League champions clearly struggled in their first game as it didn’t go according to the plan. Swansea City played a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge . The most exciting part being goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off and hosts were 10-man for almost 40 mins.
Courtois was sent off in the 53rd minute for a illegal tackle on Gomis in the box , Before the tackle Gomis was about to roll the ball in open net. He then scored from a penalty to equalize in 55th min.
Chelsea had twice taken the lead through Oscar’s free-kick in the 23rd min and then 6mins later Federico Fernandez’s own goal in the first half which was Willan’s cross and got deflected in air and wasn’t in Fabianski’s reach.
Swansea’s new signing Andre Ayew did equalize for his side initially, 90 seconds before the Blues edged back in front.
FACT- 1.Garry Monk’s Swansea are the first away team to score twice at Stamford Bridge in the PL since they did so last September.
2. It was only the ninth time in 24 opening day matches that Chelsea had failed to register a win, as the hosts continued their wretched pre-season form.