Saturday, 13 September 2014

Swansea City 2 - 4 Chelsea: "We are the Swans and the Swans sometimes lose."

...and we are back down to earth!

It's good to get a bit of a reality check now and again and it happened today when Swansea lost 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

In fairness the Swans began superbly, passing it around with comfort and playing with speed, power and flair. They rightly scored the first goal (even though it was an own goal from John Terry) but then allowed Chelsea into the game.

And into the game they came, with Diego Costa scoring one goal a few moments before the half-time whistle before grabbing another two, with Loic Remy scoring the last. Swansea's defence fell apart and Chelsea were clinical with their finishing, deservedly winning and showing why they are top of the league (as their Premiership odds suggest, they are likely to win the league come May anyway!).

It tastes a little sour after the last day or so. After the hype and praise over the Jack to a King film and Garry Monk winning the Manager of the Month award, it would have been a bit too perfect for Swansea to go on and win the game against Chelsea and become outright leaders of the Premier League! It just would have been... well, it wouldn't have been very Swansea.

So a pretty crushing defeat, but no-one can really complain.

In general it wasn't a terrible performance by the Swans. There was a time in the first half pretty much 99 percent of Swans fans would have believed a win was imminent.

The Swans are still sitting second in the Premier League table with nine points. The team is full of solid players, with no-one really just there for the ride. The manager is working hard and clearly working for the team. And there are few complaints among Swans fans.

All in all this makes for pretty good reading. Just avoid the rest of the match reports and enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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