Chelsea came into Saturday’s match looking to rebound after last week’s away loss to league leaders Manchester United, while Swansea were looking to increase their winning streak to two after earning their first Premier League win with a brilliant performance against West Brom. The Welsh club has performed above expectations so far this season, with several spectacular performances coming from their goalkeeper Michel Vorm. They would need another good performance from Vorm if they expected to get a result on Saturday.
For the first twenty-five minutes Chelsea enjoyed the majority of possession and had a few opportunities on goal. The breakthrough came in the 29th minute when Fernando Torres chested down a lofted ball from Juan Mata, turned, and fired it into the far corner of the goal. It was a nice effort and a strike reminiscent of the Spanish striker’s time in Liverpool. This goal marked the second scored in two matches, bringing his total goals for Chelsea to three. Their good run continued seven minutes later when Fernando Torres played Ashley Cole through, then began a run down the left side and found a streaking Ramires with a pass that was coolly finished by the Brazilian midfielder.
This run of good form for Fernando Torres was not meant to last as three minutes after having his hand in creating the second goal; Torres went in for a two footed challenge against Mark Gower and was promptly shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean. Going into the half, Chelsea looked to be in command of the match, despite being a man down.
The second half continued like the first, with Chelsea comfortable in possession and having several opportunities. One would not find the net until the 76th minute when Ramires found his way through again thanks to a perfectly weighted pass by Jose Bosingwa. The Brazilian found the net again and the day was sure to be blue from that point on. Swansea did manage a goal for their troubles, as Ashley Williams found himself unmarked on the far post off a set piece from Mark Gower.
The day ended on a high note for the Blues as Didier Drogba returned in a substitute appearance after suffering a concussion and damaged eardrum a few weeks ago. He even earned himself a goal in this appearance, turning and firing into the corner of the net after receiving a pass from Florent Malouda. The final score line Chelsea 4, Swansea 1.