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World Cup 2018

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Chelsea v Swansea - Story of the match

Antonio Conte was sent to the stands as Chelsea laboured to a 1-0 win over Swansea.

The fiery Italian boss lost his temper after referee Neil Swarbrick awarded a goal kick, rather than a corner, during the first half and was dismissed for the first time in his Blues career.

Antonio Rudiger's first Premier League goal secured the three points for the below-par champions.

Tweet of the match

"COMMON CHELSEA !!!" Not a phrase often heard down at this plush part of west London. Or maybe it's just that injured striker Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) needs to work on his spelling.

Star man - Lukasz Fabianski

The Swansea goalkeeper was always going to be busy but he kept his side in the match with a string of excellent saves, notably two point-blank stops to deny Alvaro Morata.

Moment of the match

It had a touch of fortune about it but N'Golo Kante's shot was deflected off Wilfried Bony into the path of Antonio Rudiger, who headed home from close range to register his first Premier League goal.

Moan of the match

We all know Antonio Conte is prone to the occasional touchline tantrum but to lose his rag over a corner, in the first half of a match his team were bossing, seemed totally unnecessary even by his standards.

In with the crowd

As well Conte, owner Roman Abramovich was also in the stands to watch proceedings, maybe with an eye on the January sales? However he is unlikely to be interested in Swansea's Renato Sanchez, who was terrible.

Ratings

Chelsea: Courtois 6, Rudiger 7, Christensen 6, Cahill 6, Zappacosta 7, Fabregas 6, Kante 7, Alonso 7, Willian 6, Morata 6, Pedro 6.

Substitutes: Moses (for Zappacosta, 74) 6, Hazard (for Pedro, 81) 6, Drinkwater (for Willian, 81) 6.

Swansea: Fabianski 8, Naughton 7, van der Hoorn 6, Mawson 6, Olsson 6, Mesa 6, Ki 7, Carroll 6, Sanchez 3, Ayew 6, Bony 6.

Substitutes: Fer (For Sanchez, 46) 6, McBurnie (for Mesa, 64) 6, Routledge ( for Ayew, 84) 6

Who's up next?

Chelsea v Newcastle (Premier League, Saturday December 2)

Stoke v Swansea (Premier League, Saturday December 2)

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