Chelsea Scrape Past Sturbbon Swansea City


Antonio Rudiger’s headed goal earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Swansea City on Wednesday, but the margin should have been far greater in a match that also saw Antonio Conte sent to the stands.

Chelsea were in control from start to finish against a Swansea side who failed to muster a single shot on target, but they were left to rely on a somewhat scruffy Rudiger effort to claim a win that keeps the gap to second-placed Manchester United at three points.
Conte was given his marching orders towards the end of the first half, when he lost his temper after his side were wrongly denied a corner.

But the Italian will have breathed a sigh of relief when his side eventually and deservedly went in front – Rudiger heading home after N’Golo Kante’s effort took a huge deflection off Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.
While Chelsea will be grateful to emerge with the three points, Swansea’s concerns in front of goal continue following a fourth successive match without finding the net.

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