Garry Monk
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Swansea manager Garry Monk has claimed his side sent a "message" ahead of the new campaign by securing a "deserved" 2-2 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League opener.

Oscar and Federico Fernandez's own goal gave the Blues the lead in two occasions during the first-half but Bafetimbi Gomis equalised the game into the 55nd minute from the penalty box after Thibaut Courtois was sent off for fouling him inside the box.

The Welsh side then had an opportunity to secure a victory with an extra man but failed to take their chances up front.

Monk was delighted about the result, after their experience last season when Swansea lost easily in the both games against Mourinho's side.

"I thought for 90 minutes we were excellent. We set the team up to be offensive. There were periods where we had to defend well, but the best chances fell to us and we got the result we deserved," Monk said after the game.

"The message was to show what we can do on the front foot at a place like this. The football we played at times was excellent and we created many chances."

"In our first game - at the home of the champions - we got on the front foot and reacted well to going behind.

Jefferson Montero was arguably the best player in the game but Monk refused to give credit to only one player, saying he believed the whole team effort was great.

"It's about the entire team today. All the players ran themselves into the ground, and it was a mammoth effort. But it's just one game. We need to take this into the rest of the season," he added.

"We suffered in the two games we played against Chelsea last season, so hopefully it gives the players confidence."