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Neil Johnston

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  1. FULL-TIME - Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Chelsea stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points after overcoming a battling Swansea side at Stamford Bridge.

    Many thanks for your company. You can read a match report of this game on the BBC Sport website. Until next time.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Swansea have by no means let themselves down. They have been well organised for long periods but have been undone by some brilliant play by the leaders.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Four additional minutes. Chelsea's fans have already started celebrating a 10th straight Premier League home win.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Let the celebrations begin. Superb by Eden Hazard who delivers another exquisite ball for Diego Costa to volley home from close range.

    Diego Costa
  5. GOAL - Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Diego Costa

    Diego Costa
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    Chelsea 2-1 Swansea

    No sign of a Swansea equaliser. Chelsea are going 11 points clear at the top unless the visitors can find a second goal.


    Chelsea 2-1 Swansea

    Pedro receives a standing ovation as he is replaced by Nemanja Matic. Swansea are not out of this. Courtois almost gifts the visitors an equaliser after letting Sigurdsson's free-kick slip from his grasp.

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    Chelsea 2-1 Swansea

    Heartbreak for Swansea. Pure joy for Chelsea. All eyes are on Lukasz Fabianski as the Swans keeper allows Pedro's curling attempt to slip under him and into the net.

    Pedro scores
  9. GOAL - Chelsea 2-1 Swansea



    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Chelsea have got away with one there as the ball clearly strikes the arm of Cesar Azpilicueta, who is under pressure from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    Referee Neil Swarbrick waves away protests from the players in white shirts.

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    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    More frustration for Chelsea as another move breaks down. Victor Moses screams as the ball runs out of play. Swansea are within sight of another hugely impressive result under Paul Clement. 

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    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Eden Hazard whips in a delicious ball across the six-yard box but there is no blue shirt is sight. Chelsea are facing their third draw in four Premier League games unless they can find another goal.

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    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    It's all Chelsea but there are signs of growing frustration among Chelsea's players. Diego Costa is unhappy and flings his arms in the air after an attacking move is brought to an end by the referee's whistle.


    Chelsea 1-0 Swansea

    How did that stay out?

    Chelsea come desperately close to a second goal as Eden Hazard's cut back falls to Cesc Fabregas whose thumping first-time shot cannons off the bar.

    Cesc Fabregas

    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Instant response from Chelsea. Eden Hazard drills the ball towards the net from just inside the area but Lukasz Fabianski gets down well and sticks out a strong hand to keep it out.

  16. KICK-OFF

    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Chelsea have won their past nine Premier League games at Stamford Bridge. They have work to do if they are to make it 10.

    We're back under way.

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    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Someone lend Frank Lampard an umbrella. The Chelsea legend, who is guest of honour, is currently receiving a standing ovation as he walks around the pitch in a suit as the rain falls in London. Lampard isn't bothered about the weather. He's loving it.

    Frank Lampard
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    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Well, well, well. Who saw that coming? Certainly few people inside Stamford Bridge. What does it all mean as it stands? Chelsea's lead at the top is now nine points. Swansea, who started the day 15th, are four points above the relegation zone.

    Leicester City, the reigning Premier League champions, have dropped into the relegation zone as a result of Crystal Palace leading Middlesbrough.


    Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea score from their first serious effort on target. It's a long punt forward by Gylfi Sigurdsson from a free-kick inside the centre circle and Fernando Llorente is left unmarked to head home. 

    There's hardly any time to kick-off before Neil Swarbrick blows for half-time. Antonio Conte is furious.  

    Fernando Llorente
    Fernando Llorente
  20. GOAL - Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

    Fernando Llorente