In a six goal thriller at Stamford Bridge, the Blues showed why they have been touted by the Bookmakers to win the title this season. After going down by one goal early on, courtesy a John Terry own goal after he miscued a cross from left back Neil Taylor into his own net. The Chelsea lads picked up their game and basically pinned the Swansea team back for long periods of the first half.
It all paid off on the stroke of half-time, as Diego Costa headed in from close range. The goal left Chelsea fans all around the world thankful that Diego Costa didn’t fail his fitness test, as he was supposedly doubtful for the game.
The 2nd half saw a flurry of goals as Diego Costa added a second after some sexy interchange between Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas. A third goal came right after that as Costa completed his hat-trick.
Diego Costa was substituted with 9minutes of extra time to go with Loic Remy coming in and eventually adding a 4th with a first time shot, curled around the goal keeper and into the net.
In the dying minutes however, attacking midfielder Jojo Shelvey pulled a goal back for Swansea after some sloppy defending let him through on goal.
It was an exciting match, with lots of goals. Here are 5 things we learnt from the show down;
- CHELSEA ARE FAVOURITES FOR THE TITLE.
In Gary Monks post match interview, he tipped Chelsea to win the league. Saying that although they had beaten Manchester United, On Saturday he felt they had played the eventual Champions of the League. It’s hard to disagree with him after watching fellow contender Man.City fail woefully against Stoke and also disappointing again earlier on Saturday by drawing Arsenal from a goal down. The Blues have been playing like Champions, since the beginning of the season. Going down for the first time, they showed Champions stuff.
- JOSE MOURINHO IS A TACTICAL GENIUS
A change of formation at half time from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3 coupled with the introduction of Ramires into the middle three in midfield, won Chelsea this game. The inexperienced Gary Monk had no answers.
Jose showed yet again, why he is the best coach in the Premier league.
- RAMIRES IS A 4-3-3 PLAYER
I’ve seen Ramires play as a central midfielder in a pivot, at right back and as a winger. The only place I’ve ever seen him comfortable, is when he’s a part of a midfield three, in a 4-3-3. His energy enables him to be the natural box to box player we know he is. On Saturday, he was winning tackles, relentlessly pressing, hitting shots and even had time to assist a goal.
- COSTA IS A GOAL KING
Diego’s hat-trick Saturday has shown that he is a player that possesses superb movement and an even more accomplished shot. He will make the runs and when he gets the chance, he will score. He is a predator, who always gets his prey. He’s got 7 goals in 4 games. What more can any team ask for? He is a complete centre forward.
- CHELSEA’S DEFENCE IS THE TEAM’S GREATEST WEAKNESS
Last season, Chelsea’s defence was the best in the league. At the moment, it’s not looking like they’ll repeat that feat as they’ve conceded 6 goals already. The two goals conceded were defensive errors. The first was as a result of an open space through which a Swansea player drove through unchallenged before passing the ball through Ivanovic’s legs to Neil Taylor whose low cross, brought about the own goal. The second goal happened because Terry tracked a Swansea player into midfield, with no one covering for him in defence.
It was a good day for the London Club, as Rivals have dropped points. The team is also finally taking to the philosophy of beautiful football the Russian owner has always craved, and the fans are all the happier for it.