• Chelsea begin their title defence with a draw at Stamford Bridge
  • Diego Costa shakes off recurring hamstring injury to start for the hosts
  • Garry Monk hands Andre Ayew his first competitive start for Swansea
  • Thibaut Courtois plays despite receiving treatment to his knee during the warm-up, but is sent off for bringing down Bafetimbi Gomis
Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois sees red after felling Bafetimbi Gomis in the penalty area Getty

That is all from us after a thoroughly entertaining contest. We will be back tomorrow to bring you live coverage of Liverpool's trip to Stoke as well as Arsenal v West Ham from the Emirates Stadium.

Newcastle are also in action against Southampton. Until then, farewell.


As for Chelsea, they follow that disappointing defeat to Arsenal with another fairly lackluster and unconvincing display.

They were somewhat fortunate to score that second deflected goal and failed to create much at all after going down to 10 men.

Many of their players were protesting furiously with the referee at the final whistle, but in truth today they came up against a vibrant, fearless side who did not come to Stamford Bridge simply to make up the numbers.

18 shots, 10 on target and eight corners tells you all about Swansea's approach today.


Oliver blows the full-time whistle and Swansea will return to South Wales with a well-earned point that possibly could have been all three after Courtois received his marching orders for that foul on Gomis.

Montero was terrific for the visitors before being substituted and Monk will also have been pleased with Ayew's first performance for the club. Meanwhile, Gomis is looking more and more the accomplished Premier League striker after an indifferent start to his career in English football. Shelvey also provided a number of key passes from midfield.



Chelsea 2-2 Swansea


Swansea win a corner but Shelvey decides against another cheeky attempt at goal as Begovic positions Costa at the near post. Terry clears.

A deserved booking for Williams after he brings down Hazard with a cynical challenge that has incensed Mourinho.


Costa shows his frustration with referee Oliver once more as he falls to the turf somewhat theatrically after trying to cut across Ashley Williams.

Mourinho chuckles in exasperation on the Chelsea bench. Terry also giving the officials a piece of his mind after conceding a free-kick.

Obvious signs of frustration.


A small opening for Falcao after good trickery from the fleet-footed Hazard but his scuffed effort from the edge of the box does not overly trouble Fabianski.

Eder is walking a yellow card tightrope after giving away numerous fouls since coming on.


The Colombian does indeed enter the fray for his Chelsea debut and his first attempt at Premier League redemption following that woeful loan spell at Manchester United.

6 minutes for either side to find a winner.


Ayew is the next Swansea player to try his luck but a powerful drive is stopped by Begovic.

Looks like a certain Falcao is about to come on for Chelsea.


Looks like the versatile and powerful Zouma is going to shore up the midfield a bit for the 10 men.

Monk makes a final change, introducing new signing Eder and taking off goalscorer Gomis.


A substitution for Chelsea as Kurt Zouma jogs on in place of Fabregas.


That is not to say that Routledge will not pose a similar threat, however. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger has an opportunity to score with his first contribution after being set up nicely by Shelvey but he can't bend a shot beyond Begovic.


Montero hurt himself a few moments ago during a collision with Willian and he has now been replaced by Wayne Routledge.

Ivanovic will be extremely glad to see the back of the tricky Ecuadorian, who has pace to burn and a canny habit of repeatedly beating his marker.


Ivanovic with a chance to restore Chelsea's one-goal advantage as he remains totally unmarked from a free-kick. Fortunately for Swansea, he fails to make a good enough contact on the header and it goes over Fabianski's crossbar.

At the other end, Swansea have the ball in the net for a third time as Gomis converts from Montero's cross but the offside flag is rightly raised on this occasion.


Mourinho will likely complain about the presence of Cahill not preventing that red card, but replays show that the challenge was just about inside the box.

Horrendous defending from Willian, who was stood stationary with his hands on his hips on the right and subsequently played Gomis onside as Shelvey took possession in midfield.

If he had been more alert, then all of that could have been averted. That should not excuse Courtois, however, who was hurt in the warm-up and looked sluggish as he laboured to make the offending tackle.


A bit of confusion as to whether that should have been a free-kick or a penalty for Swansea after Courtois' mistake. It was certainly close.

Regardless, Swansea are level and almost take the lead for the first time as Montero tests Begovic from close range and Shelvey tries his luck with another audacious attempt from a corner.


Chelsea bring on Begovic in place of Oscar for his debut, but the Bosnian's first job is to pick the ball out of the net as Gomis makes no mistake from 12 yards and produces his trademark celebration.

All-square and Swansea have the bit between their teeth now to go along with their numerical advantage.


Goal: Chelsea 2-2 Swansea (Bafetimbi Gomis)


A horrible moment for Chelsea as Courtois is dismissed by referee Michael Oliver after Shelvey had released Gomis with a lovely ball lofted forward and the latter controlled well.

The goalkeeper certainly made contact after rushing off his line and he is deemed to have denied a clear goalscoring opportunity despite the fact that Cahill was coming around to cover.

Gomis to take the penalty that could put Swansea level...


Red card: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)


More pressure from the visitors and again it's Montero who leads the charge. Sigurdsson wins another corner, which Shelvey takes before watching his delivery smack against the near post.


Swansea have begun the second 45 on the front foot. Montero earns a free-kick that leads to a corner after Sigurdsson's effort is deflected and Gomis is unable to get a clean shot away under pressure.


No alterations from either Mourinho or Monk at the break and the second-half has now kicked off.


An entertaining first-half ends with Chelsea in the lead. Mourinho's side have often looked bright and inventive in possesion, but Swansea have mostly given as good as they have got and can count themselves unlucky to be behind to a deflected cross.

Chelsea's ability to contain the threat of Montero is likely to prove key to their chances of holding onto the three points.